- The Washington Times - Friday, February 14, 2014

It’s been a year since Olympian Oscar Pistorius, dubbed the “Blade Runner” for his prosthetic leg, shot dead his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but he marked the Valentine's Day event with a letter on his website: I’m “consumed with sorrow,” he wrote.

“No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved — and continues to love Reeva. The pain and sadness — especially for Reeva’s parents, family and friends consumes me with sorrow. The loss of Reeva and the complete trauma of that day, I will carry with me for the rest of my life,” he wrote.

Mr. Pistorius claims he shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year when he mistook her for a home intruder. Her body was discovered on his bathroom floor, bloodied and bullet-riddled, with shots to her head, elbow and hip.

He was ultimately charged with her murder and heads to trial on March 3 in the South African capital city of Pretoria. 


FILE - In this taken Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, a woman holds a photo of Reeva Steenkamp, as she leaves her funeral in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The mother of Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend will attend the double-amputee Olympian's murder trial next month, Reeva Steenkamp's family said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014,  as the anniversary of the shooting death that shocked millions approaches. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)
FILE - In this taken Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, a woman ... more >