South African Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murdering his girlfriend in South Africa.
Model Reeva Steenkamp was found shot to death at the 26-year-old Olympic star’s house.
Johannesburg’s Talk Radio 702 originally reported that Pistorius may have mistaken Steenkamp for a robber, but police later elevated the charge to murder.
Police are talking to neighbours and people who heard things when the shooting took place. A 9mm pistol was located at the scene of the crime, Police brigadier Denise Beukes said.
Reuters is reporting police have also confirmed that there have been previous incidents of a domestic nature at the home.
Pistorius was the first double-amputee to run in the Olympics, reaching the 400-meter semi-finals in London 2012.
He also suffered his first loss in nine years at the 200-meter relay at last year’s Paralympic games, just a day after beating the world record in the semi-finals.
In the wake of these alligations, South Africa’s M-Net cable TV channel has said it will pull advertisements featuring Pistorius immediately.