PRETORIA - South African police said Thursday they have charged Olympic sprint star Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius with the Valentine's Day murder of his model girlfriend, playing down reports she was mistaken for a burglar.
"I can confirm that a suspect has been charged, he has been charged with murder," said Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale after the shooting at Pistorius' upscale home in Pretoria.
Police and Pistorius' family confirmed that there was only one suspect in the case and that the athlete had been taken into custody, with police saying they will oppose bail.
Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius at the London Games. (File photo)
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