Goodguy_SouthAfrica saidThe fact that he shot his girlfriend doesn't change the person he's always been. Same with Lance Armstrong - he's been doping for years, but was just never caught. It's ironic that people make gods out of other human beings and the moment they are caught for doing something wrong, people turn on them.
I think you're right in that the news event doesn't change who they always were, but to compare the two crimes is unfair.
Pistorius shooting his GF in a fit of passion falls into the category of personal problem.
Armstrongs 15yr fraud perpetrated on his sport, the public, and his sponsors, to the scale of a $100,000,000.00 personal enrichment. Was a completely premeditated crime that was viciously defended, destroying any witnesses credibility And lives, using his money, power, and the shield of a benevolent charity he created to hide behind.