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Oscar Pistorius Suspected in Girlfriend's Death

"Oscar called me at 3.55am saying that Reeva had been shot. I said to him, 'What are you talking about? I don't understand you.' He then repeated himself 'There has been a terrible accident, I shot Reeva," Justin Divaris told the Sunday People.

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According to City Press, Mr Pistorius also called his father and sister and asked them to come to the house at around 3.20am on Thursday.

When they arrived, it said, Mr Pistorius was carrying his girlfriend's body down the stairs her head and arms were "dangling", it added.

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Miss Steenkamp was said to be still breathing as security guards, neighbours and Mr Pistorius' family gathered, and he tried to give her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

But once police and paramedics arrived on the scene, she was declared dead.

I'm not understanding the timeline here. He called his family and neighbors and they were all there a half hour or more before the police and EMS arrived? Are police that slow in South Africa, or did he call his family before calling the authorities?

posted by SteveYork at 11:09 PM on February 17

Red Sox considering a blockbuster trade

While I hate to see AGon go and still think Crawford will bounce back, I'm pretty happy with the idea of a new beginning. Management needed to do something to shake things up.

posted by SteveYork at 10:26 PM on August 24

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Joe Paterno gravely ill, nearing death as family rushes to his side

posted by SteveYork at 08:55 PM on January 21

Inside the Collapse

Thanks for the welcome, flannelenigma. I'm mostly the lurking type, but I saw Globe graphic designer Daigo Fujiwara post a link to the article on his Twitter the night it was put online and wanted to share it.

The personal stuff about Francona was way over the line, in my opinion, but the rest just made me sad and angry. What should have been an amazing season for the Red Sox has been absolutely horrible... first the collapse, then the ensuing circular firing squad, while Theo and Tito and who knows what players escape out of Boston in a speeding car.

It wouldn't surprise me much if we start to see the Globe print more anonymously sourced articles about whatever skeletons Theo might have.

posted by SteveYork at 09:29 PM on October 13