Thursday, February 14, 2013

Blade Runner Blues

Troubling headlines out of South Africa today as Paralympic champion and London Olympian Oscar Pistorius (a.k.a. "Blade Runner" for his prosthetic legs) was apparently detained after girlfriend and model Reeva Steenkamp died of gunshot wounds in his Pretoria residence.

Details are fuzzy, including non-police theories concerning a Valentine's Day surprise gone terribly wrong. I first read the news online then heard a South African correspondent for The New York Times on NPR's Morning Edition.

It will likely be Friday before the release of more official details about this unfortunate series of events for two South African icons.

Photo via Reuters

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