Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend

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South African ''Blade Runner'' Oscar Pistorius (R) is escorted by police at a Pretoria police station February 14, 2013. Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on Thursday with shooting dead his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his upscale home in Pretoria. REUTERS/Stringer