Oscar Pistorius stunned a nation that looked at him as a hero, when he was arrested yesterday for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Paralympian star has denied murdering his girlfriend in the “strongest terms” and offered his “deepest sympathies” to her family.
Pistorius’s ex-girlfriend, Jenna Edkins, has defended him. She left a series of Tweets on which she defends his former boyfriend whom she dated for five years:
On her tweets, Jenna stated that Oscar had never, in five years, lifted a finger to her. Also she expressed her love and support to him and asked not to jump into conclusions and to let him speak.
Many people have shown their support, but on the other hand, Trish Taylor, the mother of Pistorius ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor, wrote:
“I am so glad that Sammy is safe and sound and out of the clutches of that man – there were a few occasions where things could have gone wrong with her and his gun during the time they dated. My condolences to the family whose daughter has passed away. My heart breaks for you”.
Oscar started dating Steenkamp shortly after breaking up with Samantha Taylor.
Besides Jenna Edkins, Reeva Steenkamp, and Trish Taylor; Oscar had been associated with many other woman: Russian-born supermodel Anastassia Khozissova, Melissa Rom, Chanelle du Plessis, and high school sweetheart Vicky Miles, with whom he appears to have had an off-on relationship.
“All are young, attractive and blonde,” the paper reports.
Pistorius was formally charged at Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday. He broke down and wept uncontrollably as prosecutors said they would pursue a charge of premeditated murder against him. He is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his home in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Pistorius repeatedly lost his composure in court. His father, Henke, was there, as was his older brother Carl, younger sister Aimee and other supporters of the double-amputee runner. Chief Magistrate Desmond Nasir delayed Pistorius’s bail hearing until Tuesday and ruled the 26-year-old would be held at a Pretoria police station until then.
Police said Friday an autopsy on the body of the victim was also taking place. Lt. Col. Katlego Mogale said the results of the autopsy would not be published.