Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius
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Oscar Pistorius girlfriend 'an absolute angel'

14 February 2013 Last updated at 10:43 GMT

South African douple-amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius is facing a murder charge after his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed at his home in Pretoria.

Police were called to the house in the early hours of the morning, where they found paramedics treating a 29-year-old woman with gunshot wounds to the head and upper body. She died at the scene.

Officers have recovered a 9mm pistol.

A 26-year-old man will appear in court on Friday.

Sarit Tomlinson, Miss Steenkamp's publicist, described her client as "an absolute angel".