Pistorius thinking of suicide?


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Is Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius thinking of suicide?
A close friend of the fallen sports hero says the six-time Paralympics winner is “on the verge of suicide” as he fights a charge of premeditated murder. Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day. He claims he shot her through a bathroom door thinking she was an intruder. Speaking in the upcoming BBC3 documentary “Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened?”, close friend Mike Azzie says Pistorius was “a broken man” since the incident. Azzie adds his state of mind has worsened since he had to sell his racehorses for his spiralling legal fees. Pistorius, who is out on bail, regularly talks about Steenkamp as he awaits his next court appearance on June 4. “He just always seems to mention Reeva and to ask us to pray for her and her family,” Azzie said.

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