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Dark Side Emerges in Pistorius' Past

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They had, perhaps inevitably given the limited lexicon of the global celebrity age, already been christened "South Africa's answer to Posh and Becks".

Reeva Steenkamp, a law graduate from Port Elizabeth who was a regular cover girl for FHM and the face of Avon in the country, had been extensively pictured on the arm of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius in recent months.

But the romance between the double amputee who grew up to be one of South Africa's biggest global sporting exports and the 30-year-old model took a tragic turn in the early hours of...

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