Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 400m T44 final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs.

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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa competes in the Men's 400m T44 final at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs.