Pistorius Partying as Trial Date ApproachesBy: Sean Patterson - April 15, 2013
Oscar Pistorius has been keeping a low profile in recent months, after being charged with the murder of his girlfirend, Reeva Steenkamp. However, it seems that the olympian has now rejoined Johannesburg nightlife.
According to a report in the tabloid The Sun, Pistorius spent a night out with friends drinking this weekend. The sighting is supposedly Pistorius’ first night out since being charged. According to the report, Pistorius was seen at a Johannesburg bar drinking with friends and flirting with women.
Pistorius is currently out on bail while awaiting trial for the Valentine’s Day murder of Steenkamp, who was a model. He was charged with premeditated murder on February 15, and is reported to have cried as the charges were read. Pistorius claims that he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder, and shot her through the door of the his bathroom.
Pistorius is a double amputee who uses prosthetics to compete in sprinting. In 2012 he became the first double leg amputee to compete in the Olympics, where he competed in the 400 meter and 4 x 400 meter relay competitions.