Episode from the podcastHousewives of True Crime

Oscar The Grouch

Released Monday, 28th September 2020
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Born in South Africa without crucial bones in his lower legs, Pistorius had his feet amputated before he was even a year old. He transformed himself into a world-class athlete, racing on a series of prosthetics. He eventually settled on a form of curved metal prosthetics that gave birth to his nickname “Blade Runner.” He reached the Olympics in 2012, and while he didn’t medal, the simple fact that he’d gone so far, so fast transformed him into a worldwide icon.

In the early morning of Thursday, 14 February 2013, he shot 4 gunshots at the bathroom door, thinking there was an intruder. But there's one big question, though: Why would an intruder lock themselves in a bathroom?

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Sources:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-osc…

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/os…

https://www.biography.com/athlete/oscar-pistorius

https://www.cnn.com/2013/03/06/world/africa/oscar-…

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