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Oscar Pistorius

TRANSFERRED

to Handi-Capable Jail

2/15/2013 7:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Accused girlfriend murderer Oscar Pistorius has been transferred into a NEW JAIL ... after officials in South Africa decided his old cell wasn't suitable for the double amputee's "special needs" ... TMZ has learned.

We spoke to a rep for the South African Police Department handling Oscar's living situation ... who told us, "Oscar has now been moved from the Boschkop Jail to the Brooklyn Police Station in Pretoria due to his handicap needs."

The rep explains, "The normal cell he was in was not suitable for Oscar so he was moved in order to accommodate to his special needs."

We're also told Oscar will no longer be allowed to accept visitors -- or home-cooked meals -- as he did during his first night in jail. Cops say Pistorius will only be allowed to meet with his legal team.

Officials say Pistorius is now "resting comfortably" in his new cell ... and will be checked on every 30 minutes.

Pistorius has been accused of shooting his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp inside of his South Africa mansion. Cops say he is the only suspect in the case.

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31.

Jody    

If she spent the night with him, what rational person wouldn't turn on a light or at least check to see if she was in bed before opening fire?

579 days ago
32.

Truth    

NAVY SEALS TOOK 3 SHOTS TO KILL BIN LADEN... THIS JACK ASS TOOK 4 SHOTS TO KILL A HOT BLONDE. YALL KNOW THIS SH*T WAS NO ACCIDENT. #TRUTH!!

579 days ago
33.

Diane    

what happen to bail... this is so hard to except...

579 days ago
34.

Truth and Reality    

This has been mentioned in only one report but it is worth mentioning again. A report yesterday said she did not stay the night. It was thought she went over there at three in the morning to suprise him for valentines day.

579 days ago
35.

Mike L    

They should transfer his crippled ass to the electric chair. He's a murderer and doesn't deserve to live.

579 days ago
36.

janet    

This is South Africa not the States. They have their own ways of doing things.


So far it doesn't look like they believe him.

579 days ago
37.

Ozzie X    

He should be transferred to the handi ignorant ward. The woman is absolutely amazing.

579 days ago
38.

AKP    

I think it's interesting how people want to automatically label someone a murderer before there's even a trial. What happened to innocent until proven guilty, or accidentally hurting someone b/c you truly believe it's an intruder? People are so quick to judge.

579 days ago
39.

Nelly    

Hopefully he just hangs himself.

579 days ago
40.

janet    

No it hasn't been prooven yet, but in the meantime doesn't sound like they believe mistaken identity.


They having domestic disputes on several occassions doesn't help him either.


It's sad all the way around.

579 days ago
41.

jill    

It sounds like he thought it was an intruder. i don't see how it is premeditated, if he thought she was an intruder.

579 days ago
42.

Jericho Morton    

Okay, examine this. Reports of him screaming at his girlfriend then the police just call over to his house on an unrelated something and discover the droided competitive cripple was terrified after she walked out the bathroom, of the flat they had been arguing in. "Oh I just got spooked and shot her in the face four times cos I thought she errhhh the figure, more of a shape now that I think about it, was a burglar in my armed guarded electric fence enclosed well off safety settlement mansion. You know I am a handicapped hero?"

579 days ago
43.

jabberjaws    

He does'nt have a leg to stand on.

579 days ago
44.

Parker    

He wasnt handicapped when he killed his girlfriend....sounds like they are kissing his azz! Handicapped or not the mutha phka deserves the minimum of care....put him in a cell with dirt floors and nothing but. Gun in there so he can take his own life.....he's been abusing women and he aint handicapped when he does that!

579 days ago
45.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

If reports of neighbors hearing arguing coming from the house just before the shooting are true, he's going to have a hard time convincing a jury that it was an accident. Having said that, I also feel that he will get the sympathy vote from jurors because he is an amputee, an athlete and a good looking man. The outcome of this case should be interesting.

579 days ago
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