Five Reasons the Oscar Pistorius Case Isn't a Slam Dunk

The Olympic athlete admitted to shooting his girlfriend to death on Valentine's Day 2013, but was it an accident or premeditated?


In the days following Reeva Steenkamp's early morning shooting on Feb. 14, 2013, South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius revealed in an affidavit that he and his girlfriend, 29, had enjoyed a quiet dinner at home before the tragedy occurred. "We were deeply in love and I could not be happier," he wrote. "I know she felt the same way." A different account has since emerged, and according to a leaked court document, a witness will testify that she heard, "talking like fighting," and what sounded like a woman arguing, which stopped after shots were fired. Meanwhile, another leaked document revealed that Pistorius, 27, was allegedly surfing porn sites on one of his cellphones earlier in the evening.