BBC: South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is facing a murder charge after his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead at his home in Pretoria. Police said Mr Pistorius, 26, was at a local police station, adding that a friend of his was killed at his home. They confirmed a 26-year-old man would appear in court charged with murder later.
... The precise circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear. Some reports said that Mr Pistorius may have mistaken his girlfriend for an intruder. But police said they were "surprised" to hear reports that the deceased had been mistaken for a burglar.
They added that there had been previous incidents at the address and described them as "allegations of a domestic nature".AWFUL. THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THAT HOME SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN IGNORED AS IT WAS.
(ASIDE: PISTORIUS APPARENTLY OWNED A LICENSED GUN - A DIFFICULT FEAT IN SOUTH AFRICA. THE GUN WAS JUST THE TOOL OF HIS EVIL INCLINATION. HE COULD HAVE USED A KNIFE OR HIS HANDS.)