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Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder after his model girlfriend was shot dead at the Paralympic sprinter’s home on Thursday. But while reports suggest the killing was an accident, the track star — nicknamed “Blade Runner” for his carbon-fibre blades — has been in trouble with the law before.

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Oscar Pistorius, who dominated the Paralympics in London last year, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside his South Africa home on Thursday.

Publicist and family spokesperson Sarit Tomlinson told Sky News that the woman’s family is “devastated” by the model’s death.

“We got to hear about it on the news at 8am this morning and we are waiting for official statements. There is too much speculation and no one actually knows what happened,” she said.

“She was the…

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