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A friend of the Olympic blade runner says the athlete is suicidal.
And selling off all this stuff.
Oscar -- stories of course face murder charges in South Africa he's accused of brutally killing his magazine model girlfriend.
Now that longtime friend says the stories is a broken man on the verge of killing himself.
He told -- south African television network that the stories quote has no confidence in his tone of voice.
Almost like someone that is walking around in circles and doesn't know where he's going.
The blade -- family is responding now they say he's still mourning his girlfriend's death but not suicidal -- goal.
They do admit he's having serious money troubles and has indeed sold off several prize possessions to pay those enormous legal bills.
Investigators say it back on Valentine's Day Oscar -- stories beat his girlfriend with a cricket bat been -- -- did.
He says he thought she was an intruder prosecutors say it was premeditated cold blooded murder.
Trace Gallagher with a news governor West Coast news of this afternoon it sounds like -- stories is looking to sell the house where that shooting happened.
Yeah but the problem they show up right now he's not allowed inside that house which is why his lawyers are asking a judge to allow it access to the house we can -- -- fix it up and sell it to help pay his upcoming legal bills he's also been forced to sell investments including his race horses.
And on -- of all that he has very little income after losing lucrative deals with Nike and Oakley for now his biggest support system is his family which today released a statement saying.
And I'm quoting here.
Oscar broken as he currently is believes he has.
A purpose in life and is working towards that media reports to the contrary are untrue those media reports as you alluded to.
Deal of him being suicidal which -- family says he's not.
-- and now his lawyers are fighting new restrictions of the bail agreement.
Yet because -- lawyers say basically he's under house arrest he's forced to live with his uncle he gets visits from.
Corrective officers once at least every week.
And he's also not allowed alcohol or banned substances so his lawyers say.
On top of getting his house back they'd also like to him to be allowed outside the country though they will not say exactly why he needs to leave the country.
There's no word if a judge will actually allow him a bail hearing the next hearing in this case is set for June 4 the trial probably later this year shot.
Trace Gallagher live in Los Angeles -- thanks.
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