The South African Oscar Pistorius, 26, the first disabled athlete to participate in the Olympic Games, cried this Friday after the Pretoria court accused him of murdering his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp, 29. The prosecution asked to include the word “premeditation“.
The athlete covered his face unable to keep himself from crying, listening to the charges against him before the judge decided to conclude the first day and adjourn the hearing till next Tuesday. If they accept the term “premeditation” in the indictment, Pistorius may receive a harsh sentence, including life imprisonment.
While waiting until Tuesday, the athlete will remain incarcerated. Meanwhile the police continue to investigate the drama of Pistorius apparent confusion, who mistook his girlfriend for a thief and shot her four times. “Reeva would be given to his family for burial when the experts have completed the autopsy, tomorrow or next week. We do not know how long it will take, but we are waiting for the report,” said the police spokesman, Katlego Mogale.
Carlos Monzon, an Argentinean boxer who was the middleweight champion between 1970 and 1977, that was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the murder of his third wife. When he was released in a semi-freedom, he died in a car accident in 1995. Other athletes joins these mysterious cases like Marc Cecillon, Jovan Belcher.