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Olympic 'Blade Runner'

ARRESTED

IN GF's MURDER

2/14/2013 7:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian without legs who became famous in 2012, has been arrested for the murder of his girlfriend.

Pistorius -- the paralympian known as Blade Runner -- is accused of shooting 30-year-old Reeva Steenkamp in the hand and head -- allegedly with a 9 mm pistol found at the scene.

Pistorius, 26, had reportedly been dating Steenkamp for a few months. She was a law graduate and an aspiring model.

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Steenkamp was killed inside Pistorius' home in Pretoria, South Africa. There are reports there have been "previous incidents" between the two at the home.

Pistorius -- considered a national hero in South Africa -- was the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics.

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