Pistorius Is 'Broken,' Suicidal: Pal
Sprinter has to sell off his horses, is despondent
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2013 9:32 AM CDT
Updated Mar 10, 2013 12:00 PM CDT
In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa.   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

(Newser) – Faced with having to sell off his racehorses to pay for mounting legal bills in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius is despondent, a family friend tells the BBC in an upcoming special, as picked up by ITV. "I would say that, just speaking to him, that he is a broken man and that I would go as far to say that he would be on the verge of suicide," says Mike Azzie, known to the sprinter as "Uncle Mike. "It really worries me." Of Steenkamp, Azzie says, "He just always seems to mention Reeva and to ask us to pray for her and her family."

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rwreck80
Mar 10, 2013 11:26 PM CDT
I hope he does commit suicide,then justus will be served.
Invince
Mar 10, 2013 11:20 PM CDT
Heard that Mr. P. is despondent, well then go to your a solitary maximum security jail cell voluntarily for mediation and you may feel safe then, since you will not need your blades or your gun. However be on notice that it will take you a very very long time if ever to heal yourself and stop running away from your crime.
Invince
Mar 10, 2013 11:08 PM CDT
A blade runner, trigger fingers, could not run away from the fact that he killed his mate! She probably sneaked at him in the middle of the night when he put his blades on to empty his bladder or to go to the kitchen to get a cold beer or grab a bite, he was startled, cocked his gun called for a password, was the wrong one, and shot her in the heart a couple of times, then called someone when he could not carry her far enough to hide his crime! And then went to look for his electric wheelchair or more bullets, he forget to text.. He went back to sleep, but has insomnia, he left too much bloody trail from the kitchen to the bathroom to the downstairs, he is on disability and could not coverup everything! He thought, I'd better confess this accidental kill, well next time I will be faster, I am a blade runner and happy trigger finger, hmmm,Let me sell everything, I should apply for green card, I heard of Dodge city in the west..hmmm free Disability for missing link there, Medicare supply more red colored running blades for free!,, common, even free food stamps money, you may use for poker or shooting range practice... I heard it before, the question was. How did you feel after the shooting your friend in the face? The answer was, do not ask, I feel so bad I have shot my best friend!! It is all so common lately, like I have shot my mother the kids the teachers all by mistake, they all sneaked at me....let me buy some more amo, may be someone is after me... Where is my blades? Where is my gun? My advise, please lock the guy without his blades or trigger fingers for a very long time....has he taken his pills lately?