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We thought we knew Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee from South Africa who, despite his disability, put on carbon-fiber blades and ran not just in last summer's Paralympic Games, but also, historically, in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

 

He had the cool nickname: "Blade Runner." Other names and descriptions followed him to London: he was called an inspiration, a role model, a hero.

 

Never did we think we would hear the South African police call him a murderer.

 

But, on Thursday, police in Pretoria said they would charge Pistorius, 26, with murder after his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a model and reality TV show contestant, was shot and killed at his home.

 

 

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