Oscar Pistorius ‘on the verge of suicide’

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Murder suspect Oscar Pistorius is ‘on the verge of suicide’ as he is forced to sell his belongings to pay legal costs, a friend has said.

The Blade Runner, 26, is torturing himself over the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home in South Africa, a close friend said.

Mike Azzie, who the Blade Runner calls ‘Uncle Mike’, said: ‘I’d 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.

‘He has no confidence in his tone of voice and he is almost like someone that is walking around in circles and doesn’t know where he is going,’ he tells a BBC3 documentary.

The double amputee claims he shot her through a bathroom door thinking she was an intruder.

Azzie added: ‘He just always seems to mention Reeva and to ask us to pray for her and her family.’

With his sponsorship deals gone, Pistorius is struggling to pay his legal bills, which already total $300,000.

He is now looking to sell off his racehorses.

“He’s asked me to try to get people to buy them for him because he has no form of income any longer,” Azzie said. “He’s selling off all his property and everything because of the legal costs.”

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