Hero or Hell-raiser??
Oscar Pistorius ‘carried his dying girlfriend downstairs and tried to resuscitate her as he desperately attempted to save her life’ it was claimed today.
The 26-year-old allegedly cradled Reeva Steenkamp, who he allegedly shot four times, as he tried to stop her dying, performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the 29-year-old.
It was reported that she was still breathing when paramedics and security guards rushed to the house.
But paramedics were unable to revive her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sources told Beeld, the Afrikaans language newspaper, that security guards heard the shots and rushed to the house, where they saw the Paralympic gold medalist running down the stairs with the law graduate in his arms.
The athlete is said to be on suicide watch due to fears the blade runner might take his own life over charges for the ‘pre-planned’ murder of his model girlfriend, it emerged last night.
Despite Oscar’s claim that this shooting was 100% self-defense, the prosecutors ain’t got time for that!
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the Pretoria court they would argue the shooting of Miss Steenkamp, a former TV presenter, in the early hours of Thursday was premeditated.
They will tell the court that neighbours heard screaming and shouting from the mansion on the high security Silver Lakes Estate – there had been no robberies there for the past five years – followed by a shot.
Strangely, the reality competition show that Reeva appeared on will still air the episodes featuring her in a prominent role.
A reality television programme which features Miss Steenkamp will be aired on Saturday as scheduled.
The Tropika Island of Treasure show sees Reeva Steenkamp compete alongside seven South African celebrities and seven other contestants to win a prize of one million rand prize (£72,500).
The programme’s website issued a message saying: ‘We are deeply saddened and extend our condolences to Reeva’s family and friends.’
Executive producer Samantha Moon told the BBC: ‘As we grieve today with Reeva’s family and friends and struggle to make sense of this shocking tragedy, it has taken much deliberation to come to the decision to continue screening Tropika Island of Treasure 5 as planned.’
We can’t help but think this trial will be the South African equivalent of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
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