It is believed that the message on the iPad of dead model Reeva Steenkamp may have her prompted her boyfriend Oscar Pistorious (Blade Runner) to shoot her. Pistorious has been called to the court today on the day of Reeva’s funeral. Nike, Blade Runner’s sponsor has decided that they would not be using him again in their ads
Reeva Steenkamp, 29, was in a relationship with Oscar Pistorious since November 2012. Investigators believe that the clue to Reeva’s murder lies in the message that was found in Miss Steenkamp’s iPad. June Steenkamp, Reeva’s mother said: ‘All we want are answers … answers as to why this had to happen, why our beautiful daughter had to die like this?’
A cartoon strip depending the final minutes of Reeva Steenkamp’s death and gunshot has been recreated in South Africa which has gone viral. The pictures show the model being shot in the hip in Pistorious’ bedroom, before being hit.
South African police have found a blood soaked cricket bat, which they understand was used by Oscar Pistorious to beat his girlfriend. Steroids have also been recovered from Blade Runner’s plush home where the body of Reeva was found. Police are exploring the angle of performance-boosting steroids to be the cause of flying rage on Blade Runner’s part.
Miss Steenkamp, 29, was shot four times early on Thursday at Pistorius’s luxury home in a secure housing estate on the outskirts of Pretoria. Though Pistorious had earlier claimed that he had shot his girlfriend mistakenly assuming her to be an intruder, the police were quick to rubbish the claim.
Oscar Pistorious’s father, Henke, 59 was the first to arrive at the scene. His son had called him and he saw Oscar carrying his girlfriend clad in a nightie, down the stairs. She had been shot in the hip, arm and head. Paramedics tried to save her life in vain. A police source added, “It was clear that both of them had slept in the bed” referring to the overnight bag, the bed clothing lying crumpled and the iPad on the floor.
A police officer on the basis of anonymity told City Press, “The suspicion is that the first shot, in the bedroom, hit her in the hip. She then ran and locked herself in the toilet.She was doubled over because of the pain. He fired three more shots. She probably covered her head, which is why the bullet also went through her hand.”
An argument favoring Pistorius is that he may have shot Reeva by mistake and then tried to save his dying girlfriend who had fled to the bathroom. He may have then shot at the lock of the bathroom, accidentally killing her.
There are media reports that Reeva’s relationship with playboy rugby player Springbox Francois Hougaard(24) may have triggered a violent argument between Blade Runner and his girlfriend leading to her death. Francois is known to be a close friend of Pistorious, and was dating Reeva in the past, according to reports.
Reeva Steenkamp photos
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