Oscar Pistorius is starting the feel the pinch of spiraling legal costs in his murder case for the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Daily Mail reports he is selling property and shares in one of his race horses, Tiger Canyon, as he tries to raise money to fight the premeditated murder charges.
His friend Mike Azzi, who Pistorius calls Uncle Mike, was quoted in the Sunday People as saying: ‘We spoke about one or two of the horses. He’s asked me to try to get people to buy them for him because he has no form of income any longer.
‘He’s selling off all his property and everything because of the legal costs.’ His legal costs are mounting and once the trial begins they will soar further.
Pistorius’ lucrative sponsorship deals with the likes of Nike and Oakley have been suspended, ending one of his income streams. There are also concerns the Olympic and Paralympic star may be suicidal. Mr Azzi, a race horse trainer, said Pistorius is a ‘broken man’ who is on the verge of killing himself. Source
Police are confirming that Oscar Pistorius‘ two dogs were on the property at the time of the murder. So, if there was an intruder, wouldn’t the dogs have barked? The Daily Mail reports the police said a witness has come forward confirming to have heard shouts and screams coming from the residence before Reeva Steenkamp was murdered.