Olympian Oscar Pistorius Charged With Murder
South African police on Friday said they would charge Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius with murder after his girlfriend was shot and killed at his home early Thursday morning.
The circumstances of the incident are still unclear but police in South Africa said they would oppose bail when the star athlete appears in court later today.
Representatives for Pistorius in South Africa and the United Kingdom could not immediately be reached for comment by USA TODAY.
Earlier, multiple media outlets in the country, including the Mail & Guardian and the South African Press Agency, citing local police, said the woman, 30, died at the scene at the athlete’s house in Pretoria. The original source of the report appears to be Beeld, an Afrikaans-language daily newspaper. Local radio also reported on the fatal shooting.