Oscar shoots and Kills Girlfriend

Oscar and Reeva at the SA Sports Awards

I was shocked into a stunned into  “zombi-like” state when reading about Oscar Pistorius arrest aftrer alledgedly shooting and killing his girlfriend, FHM model Reeva Steenkamp, in the early hours of Valentines day.

With facts still to be made clear, all we currently really know for a fact is that a dead woman was found with bullet wounds in his home in Silverlakes, there was a 9 mm pistol, and Oscar was arrested.

It was rumoured that he thought she was a burglar, and shot her accidentally. This has not been confirmed as yet.  My initial thoughts reading this, though, was that it is indeed very plausible and that it may even have been a case of her wanting to surprise her beloved boyfriend with an early morning Valentines gift.

Not long after that passing thought, Heat tweeted that she was shot and killed by Oscar when he thought she was an intruder, while she wanted to surprise him for Valentines day.

Soon after, old articles of Oscar losing his mind when some guy was hitting on his then girlfriend came up, and suggestions arose that it wasn’t really an accident, and just like anything in the spotlight, the story gets more and more tails, depending on every person’s speculation of what actually transpired.  It’s natural. I had my speculation of her surprising him, him thinking that its a burglar and in shock and horror at “someone” “attacking” him in the middle of the middle of the nigh, he opened fire in fear of his life.

Now “reports” of domestic disturbances with screams being heard, but unconfirmed, the night before are surfacing, and the “obvious” conclusion is that Oscar is in fact a cold blooded murderer.

We can only, for now, speculate as to what happened last night and this morning.  With nothing being quoted from Oscar himself as yet, we can only wait and see what happens in court.  Had it been an accident or not, one can very well imagine the shock and horror both families must be experiencing right now. And nothing changes the fact that this is indeed a great tragedy.  Let’s not prosecute this guy before he even was in court yet.

  1. bullebokke:

    mmm.. been listening to the police spokesman, bail is being opposed, the “accidental” shooting is news to the police, they heard that rumour through the media and nothing was mentioned in their prelimenary interviews with oscar. According to them the girl was spending the night there, she did not pass through the security estate gates early in the morning to “surprise” him as the you have to phone from the gate to open it…. this according to the police spokesperson live on etv.

    my personal take (opinion), 4 shots, one in the arm, one in the head and I do not know where the rest are, but it the first one was in the head, then she would have dropped like a stone and he would have had to stand over her to shoot the arm / other three. If the first shot in was in the arm, then the screaming and reaction should have stopped the other 3 being fired including the headshot. i am afraid for oscar that unfortunately it does not sound like an accident to me if i listen to the cops. my first reaction was also that it was an accident, but it is starting to sound more and more to me like something else, crime of passion maybe…. MY TAKE…

  2. The Dutchman:

    Police statement said that there were previous allegations of complaints of a domestic nature, he will only be going to court tomorrow now though. Police have opted to charge him with murder and not manslaughter as is the usual case of accidental/self defence incidents, that should give you indication of what they have found/seen on the scene.

    She was killed in her pajamas and 4 shots is just a bit of an overkill if you ask me, head, chest and arms, sad to see, but I think our Blade Runner is in for a world of hurt.

  3. Leeubok:

    Eish, terrible.. Got the same feeling when I read about Burry Stander’s accident. Flippen sad..

    Accidents can happen so fast hey. And with a 9mm pistol it is easy to fire off 4 shots before the victim drops, even if the first 1 was in the head. I truly hope that this was a tragic accident, and not something more sinister…

  4. The Dutchman:

    The wrench in the gears here, is the fact that a neighbour heard screaming and shouting, went outside to see what was going on, then went to call the complex security and heard 4 shots being fired and then called police.

    Maybe he was wrestling the gun out of her hands?

  5. Leeubok:

    Serious!!?? Eish, he just flushed his own life down the drain, nevermind taking away the life of another..
    The sad thing is he was also so inspirational to people with disabilities. If I’m not mistaken he was in the Forbes 100 most influential people in the world?

  6. The Dutchman:

    Yes he was. Remember bud, this is all hearsay and nothing has been confirmed yet, we will probably only know what is truly happening sometime next week, don’t trust Sport24 and Heat magazine on this.

    Sad thing is that the Oscar saga is bigger news that our Presidents speech…

  7. bullebokke:

    as news goes the ANC presidents speech does not realy qualify, just blah blah blah

  8. smit:

    What was he thinking maybe the demons was taking over hismind????