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Pistorius' longtime coach says he's 'in shock'

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:56 a.m. HST, Feb 18, 2013


JOHANNESBURG » Oscar Pistorius' longtime coach says he's still in shock following the "heart-breaking events" of Reeva Steenkamp's shooting death, which he calls an accident.

Ampie Louw said in an email to The Associated Press that he spent time with Pistorius and Steenkamp and said that the late model, who prosecutors allege Pistorius murdered, would often accompany the double-amputee athlete and Olympian to training.

Louw, who first convinced Pistorius to take up athletics, said in a statement "I am looking forward to the day I can get my boy back on the track."

Pistorius' girlfriend Steenkamp was shot dead at his home and the 26-year-old Pistorius was arrested and charged with her murder in a stunning twist to his feel-good life story.

He will appear in court for a bail hearing Tuesday.







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olos73 wrote:
It's no accident if you shoot someone that lives in the house 4 times. Life in prison. No sympathy just because he doesn't have legs. Have NO BRAINS, either.
on February 18,2013 | 07:47AM
pakeheat wrote:
Louw, who first convinced Pistorius to take up athletics, said in a statement "I am looking forward to the day I can get my boy back on the track." Yeah back on track to do more killing of his next girlfriend.
on February 18,2013 | 10:56AM
st1d wrote:
she was shot in the bedroom, ran to the bathroom and locked herself inside where she was shot several times again. just take away his blades.
on February 18,2013 | 11:05AM
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