Uncle of ‘Blade Runner’ refutes charges against the Olympian

Posted at 6:39 PM, Feb 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-16 18:54:10-05

“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius is reportedly “numb with shock as well as grief” following the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenka, according to the Olympic medalist’s uncle.

Pistorius’ uncle also strongly refutes the charges again his nephew, stating that he had planned to kill his model girlfriend.

Steenka was shot four times in the home she shared with Pistorius. A 9-millimeter pistol was recovered.

Pistorius is currently being held at a police station awaiting his Tuesday bail hearing. Prosecutors are seeking to up the charges to pre-meditated murder, which carries a life sentence.