Oscar Pistorius Could Be Out Of Prison In 10 Months

Immediately upon his sentencing to five years for his role in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius was taken to a holding cell in the bowels of the courthouse. Today is his first day in prison, but his first of how many depends on who you ask. » 10/21/14 8:44am 10/21/14 8:44am

Oscar Pistorius Takes The Stand

After 15 days of the prosecution presenting its case, the defense began its turn today in the murder trial of track star Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius himself took the stand, and opened with an apology: » 4/07/14 9:15am 4/07/14 9:15am

Oscar Pistorius's Bathroom Door Makes A Court Appearance

The eighth day of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial featured a reenactment of the moments following the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, when Pistorius said he tried to break down the bathroom door to get to her. At issue was a key part of Pistorius's testimony—his claim that he strapped on his prosthetics before attempting… » 3/12/14 11:23am 3/12/14 11:23am

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down In Court

The fourth day of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial reached an emotional climax as a witness recounted finding the track star kneeling over his girlfriend's body, praying to God to let her live. Pistorius rocked back and forth through the testimony, bowing his head and at one point appearing to cover his ears. » 3/06/14 11:46am 3/06/14 11:46am

Oscar Pistorius's Murder Trial Begins

Track star Oscar Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as his trial got underway this morning in Pretoria, South Africa. » 3/03/14 9:57am 3/03/14 9:57am

Oscar Pistorius "Wants To Get On With His Life," May Ask For Relaxed…

On Friday, Oscar Pistorius was freed on bail as he awaits trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Though the magistrate did not judge him a flight risk, despite offshore bank accounts and access to a home in Italy, he was required to turn in his passport, and to check in regularly with police. » 2/26/13 10:50am 2/26/13 10:50am

Oscar Pistorius's Brother Facing Charges Of "Culpable Homicide"

Oscar Pistorius's brother, Carl, was charged with culpable homicide in 2010 (or 2008, according to the AP) stemming from a car accident south of Johannesburg, in Vanderbijlpark. The charge was initially dropped and then recently reinstated. The news comes just days after it was uncovered that lead investigator Hilton… » 2/24/13 6:35pm 2/24/13 6:35pm

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail, Free Until June

The fourth long and bizarre day of Oscar Pistorius's bail hearing was just as long and bizarre as the days preceding it, but at least it was climactic: Pistorius was granted bail, and will be a free man until his trial begins—his next court appearance is scheduled for June 4. » 2/22/13 9:55am 2/22/13 9:55am

Report: Pistorius Investigating Officer Hilton Botha Faces "Seven…

According to South Africa's Eyewitness News, Hilton Botha, lead investigator in the Oscar Pistorius shooting, was allegedly involved in a drunken shooting incident with three other police officers in 2011. » 2/20/13 11:46pm 2/20/13 11:46pm

A Strong Day For Oscar Pistorius's Defense, As Lead Investigator…

Today was the second day in Oscar Pistorius's bail hearing, and it started as a bit of a circus. Hundreds of media members and spectators were turned away from the courtroom (here's a 360-degree panorama that shows just how small it is), and a promised overflow room was not made ready—and some members of the public … » 2/20/13 11:00am 2/20/13 11:00am

Reports: "Boxes And Boxes" Of Steroids Found In Oscar Pistorius's Home

This might seem ancillary, in the wake of Oscar Pistorius's transformation from "inspirational athlete" to "accused murderer," but the news that banned drugs were found in Pistorius's home may end up playing a major role in his trial—a line of argument by the prosecution or the defense. » 2/19/13 11:55am 2/19/13 11:55am

Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius Strapped On His Prosthetic Legs Before…

The funeral of Reeva Steenkamp was held today at a private ceremony in Port Elizabeth, while 700 miles away, in a Pretoria court, Oscar Pistorius was charged with her murder. For the first time, Pistorius's lawyer officially offered up the defense he's going to use: that Pistorius mistook Steenkamp, locked in the… » 2/19/13 8:40am 2/19/13 8:40am

Oscar Pistorius Won Male Track And Field Athlete Of The Year Award…

On Saturday the South African athletic association Athletics Gauteng North held its annual awards ceremony in the Manhattan Hotel in Pretoria. The event is described as "undoubtedly a highlight on the calendars of South Africa's top athletes." » 2/18/13 11:45pm 2/18/13 11:45pm

South African Paper Recreates Final Moments Of Reeva Steenkamp's Life…

In an effort as bizarre as the story it is trying to illustrate, South Africa's City Press published a three panel cartoon strip with what is supposed to be a recreation of the scene at Oscar Pistorius's house the night he shot his girlfriend of four months. » 2/18/13 10:03pm 2/18/13 10:03pm

A Text Message From A South African Rugby Player May Be At The Center…

Over the weekend, we learned of a South African rugby player, Francois Hougaard, who may or may not have once dated the woman Oscar Pistorius shot and killed, Reeva Steenkamp. According to one report, Pistorius and Steenkamp were fighting over a text message from Hougaard early Thursday morning, shortly before her… » 2/18/13 10:00am 2/18/13 10:00am

Reports: A Bloodied Cricket Bat Was Found At Oscar Pistorius's Home And…

South Africa's City Press is reporting that a bloodied cricket bat was found in Pistorius's home and that it may have been used against his girlfriend of four months, Reeva Steenkamp. Police are investigating several different scenarios involving the bat, including whether it was used against Steenkamp, if Pistorius… » 2/17/13 10:35am 2/17/13 10:35am

Report: Oscar Pistorius Attempted To Revive Reeva Steenkamp, Who Was…

South African newspaper Beeld has contacted sources close to the police investigation of Oscar Pistorius's shooting of Reeva Steenkamp and filled in a few details about that morning: First, police believe that Steenkamp was sitting "on the lavatory"—bathroom sink—when Pistorius shot her through the bathroom door, and… » 2/16/13 11:15am 2/16/13 11:15am

Media Somehow Find Way To Sell Boring Story Of World-Famous Olympian…

You had to feel bad for the editors of America when they heard that Oscar Pistorius was suspected of the murder of his girlfriend. I mean, sure, Pistorius is one of the most well-known athletes in the world, long held up as an inspiring tale of overcoming adversity. And sure, his involvement in a violent and horrific… » 2/15/13 1:25pm 2/15/13 1:25pm

Reports: Police Were Called To Oscar Pistorius's House Hours Before The…

Oscar Pistorius appeared in a crowded Pretoria courtroom today, barely a day after he was arrested for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend of four months. Steenkamp was found early Thursday morning in a puddle of blood, with four gunshot wounds to her head, chest, pelvis, and hand. A 9mm pistol registered to… » 2/15/13 9:50am 2/15/13 9:50am

Oscar Pistorius Would Shoot Guns When He Couldn't Sleep

In the wake of Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius being charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, everything that's ever written about him is going to be reexamined—including this very unfortunate Nike ad. But you don't have to go very far to find Pistorius, in his own words, on guns. » 2/14/13 10:55am 2/14/13 10:55am