COVER GIRL/MODEL/LAWYER/TV STAR REEVA STEENKAMP, 30 MURDERED BY JEALOUS BOYFRIEND, 27, NOW ON TRIAL FOR GRISSLY 2013 ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE
Reeva Steenkamp (above left), 30 year old white South African lawyer, model, cover girl, and tv star, was bludgeoned and gunned down by her boyfriend, 27 year old white Olympic star runner Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius (above right), in his two-storey Pretoria Silver Woods County Estate, after a quarrel between 2-3 A.M on Valentine’s Day 2013. He pleaded not guilty when his trial began March 3, 2014.
As seen by the way he eyed her in the photo below, he considered and treated her as his prisoner whose activities he wanted to control.
Steenkamp wanted her independence. Following a lengthy quarrel between 2 and 3 AM she went into the bathroom off the bedroom to get away from him after he crushed her head with a cricket bat. He then shot her four times through the bathroom door – in the head, hand, chest, and hip – with a 9mm pistol. Then he started up his car for a get away before police stopped him.
Pistorius lost four commercial endorsement sponsorships while in custody in a police station when he went through a four day bail hearing in Pretoria’s magistrates court as seen below. Steenkamp’s family cremated her after a funeral ceremony.
In an example of reverse racial discrimination, he was not kept in jail as a black South African accused of the non bailable offense of premeditated murder would be before being granted bail: one million Kruger Rands, surrendering his passport and guns, residing with his surety uncle, reporting to police twice weekly, and staying out of his crime scene house.
Whatever his reason, no excuse exists for shooting anyone behind a closed door. There was not any obvious threat to his armed person and he did not check for his girlfriend’s whereabouts beforehand (unless he knew where she was – behind the bathroom door he shot through).
Meanwhile Pistorius’ older brother Carl is going on trial for culpable homicide – vehicle killing of a pedestrian – in an unrelated incident of family violence.