Most of the world are still in shock about the alleged murder of Reeva Steenkamp by Olympics and Paralympics athlete Oscar Pistorius. It is alleged that Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend early morning on February 14, 2012. The South African State have charged Oscar Pistorius with the Premeditated Murder of Reeva Steenkamp today in the Pretoria South African Magistrates Court.
“Oscar Pistorius in one of the Advertisements from Nike”
Here is the full text of the statement from the Oscar Pistorius family:
Firstly, and most importantly, all our thoughts today must be with the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court here in Pretoria this morning formally charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms.
These are now live and active legal proceedings which must be allowed to take their course through the process of proper investigation by the police, evidence-gathering and through the local South African judicial system.
In a short hearing lawyers representing the athlete asked for a postponement for a bail application until Tuesday next week to allow time for their own investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy, which was agreed by the Magistrate, who also agreed that Oscar Pistorius would be held in custody at a local police station.
Oscar Pistorius has made history as an Olympic and Paralympics sportsman and has been an inspiration to others the world over.
He has made it very clear that he would like to send his deepest sympathies to the family of Reeva. He would also like to express his thanks through us today for all the messages of support he has received – but as stated our thoughts and prayers today should be for Reeva and her family – regardless of the circumstances of this terrible, terrible tragedy.
We will Endeavour to issue other statements as matters develop but in these circumstances I am sure you appreciate it is very difficult to answer any more specific questions. Thank you very much for your attention.
End of Statement by Oscar Pistorius Family members.
Is Oscar Pistorius Guilty of the Murder of Reeva Steenkamp?
At the moment things does not look good for Oscar Pistorius and already some of his most loyal supporters have been showing doubts about his guilt or innocence. Oscar Pistorius will only be guilty of the Murder of Reeva Steenkamp when he is found guilty in a court of law in South Africa, and at the moment it is only speculation. According to current information Oscar Pistorius have not pleaded guilty on the charge of the murder of his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.
Oscar Pistorius from Hero to Zero
The highest trees catches the most wind. Today it likely rings true in Oscar Pistorius ears as he have gone from Hero to Zero within a couple of hours, since he has been charged with the Premeditated Murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
In athletics circles and sport circles it will be another devastating blow to Athletic hero’s if he is found guilty. Already it seems like some of the Major Sponsors of Oscar Pistorius are withdrawing their official support from the athlete, depending on the outcome of the case as the Oscar Pistorius saga may be worse than the recent Lance Armstrong drug saga.