Oscar Pistorius, an Olympian who was at one point an icon in South Africa whose lower legs were amputated when he was less than a year old, claims he mistook his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder when he shot her in a locked bathroom in his home. Prosecutors, however, say the couple had had a shouting match and Steenkamp fled to the bathroom, and locked herself in. Pistorius, 26, allegedly got up from bed and had to put on his prosthetic legs to reach the toilet door. The door was broken open after the shots were fired, prosecutors charge.
JOHANNESBURG – A South African newspaper says Oscar Pistorius has been fined for unpaid taxes after having to declare his assets in court during his bail hearing.
The City Press newspaper reports Sunday that the South African Revenue Service audited and fined the double-amputee runner "less than one million rand" (under $105,000), which he paid.
The Olympian is charged with premeditated murder for the Valentine's Day shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his upscale house in Pretoria in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14.
Pistorius declared in a court affidavit during his application to be freed on bail in February that he earned around $630,000 a year and owned three houses and a vacant plot in South Africa with a combined value of nearly $1 million.