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Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius aka Blade Runner, arrested for manslaughter

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Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius aka Blade Runner, arrested for manslaughter
Oscar Pistorius held by police in South Africa after his girlfriend is shot dead

Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has been arrested by police after a woman was found shot dead at his home in South Africa, it was reported today.

Police in the country have told local media that the woman was his girlfriend and she was shot in the head and arm at his home in Pretoria. Local media reported that he is alleged to have accidentally shot her after mistaking her for a burglar.

The incident is said to have happened at 4am today.

Pistorius, 26, was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics. He is known as the Blade Runner because of the ground-breaking prosthetics he uses for racing.

He made history at the London 2012 Olympics when he became the first amputee sprinter to compete in the able-bodied Games, running in the 400m and 4x400m relay.

[link to www.independent.co.uk]
Torchia was born in 1620. He was apprenticed in Leyden under the Elzevir family. After returning to Venice he published small works on philosophical and esoteric themes. In 1666, Torchia published De Umbrarum Regni Novem Portis (The Nine Doors to the Kingdom of Shadows), which was in turn based on the Delomelanicon, or Invocation of Darkness, a work supposedly written by Lucifer and that would allow the reader to summon devils. The Inquisition condemned Torchia for magic and witchcraft and burned him at the stake in 1667.