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Oscar Pistorius winning the Men's 400m - T44 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Sept. 8, 2012
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Olympian Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa.

Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women, was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, in a gated community in the capital, Pretoria, police said. 

Police said there had "previously been incidents at the home of Mr. Oscar Pistorius." Police in South Africa do not name suspects in crimes until they have appeared in court but police spokesperson Brigadier Denise Beukes said that the 26-year-old Pistorius was at his home at the time of the death of Steenkamp and "there is no other suspect involved." 

By: JON GAMBRELL and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press