<National Report>Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius, who gained worldwide fame during the 2012 Summer Olympics, has been found guilty in the murder of his girlfriend by a recently released public opinion poll. The poll (a joint effort conducted by National Report and the Center for Public Opinion Polling) found that 98.5% of individuals worldwide believe Pistorius to be guilty (+/-3%).
Pistorius shot and killed his supermodel girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (a beautiful and successful women clearly dating Pistorius out of sympathy) in the early hours of Thursday, February 14th, 2013. Pistorius is accused of murder, illegal possession of ammunition and two charges of firing a gun in a public space. Pistorius’ defense claims the shots were fired in an attempt to thwart a burglary.
The trial, which began March 3rd in South Africa, is being compared to the infamous OJ Simpson trial and has been very critical of Pistorius. Witness testimony has painted Pistorius as a trigger-happy individual with a short temper. A close friend of Pistorius described him as a man who “loved weapons” and was present on two separate occasions where Pistorius recklessly discharged a weapon, once in a restaurant, and a separate occasion out of a car’s sunroof after an incident with a police officer. A former girlfriend of the alleged murderer, described Pistorius as a man with a temper who was fond of guns.
“I feel very betrayed by this story. Oscar inspired so many during the 2012 Olympics and all that is gone now. He (Pistorius) has become the Lance Armstrong of the Paralympics and his reputation will forever be tarnished,” stated Birmingham, Alabama resident Paul Horner.
Pistorius, who had both legs amputated when he was 11 months old, became a household name during his run in the 2012 Olympics when he became the first amputee runner to compete in the Olympic Games. Nicknamed the “Blade Runner”, Pistorius used two controversial running blades to compete. Critics claim the running blades gave Pistorius an unfair advantage in competition with able-bodied runners.
National Report extends its best wishes to the family of Ms. Steenkamp whose life was tragically cut short.