Three and a half years after Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home, following a conviction, an appeal, and another conviction on more serious charges, the track star was sentenced to six years in prison for murder.
The saga of the Oscar Pistorius case continues: in the middle of Wednesday’s resentencing hearing on charges that he murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the runner’s defense attorneys directed him in court to remove his prosthetic legs. Pistorius then walked through the courtroom on his residual limbs.
A South African appeals court overturned Oscar Pistorius’s previous conviction on lesser charges in the death of his girlfriend, and found the Olympic sprinter guilty of murder, which could carry a sentence of at least 15 years in prison.
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.
No two ways about it, the governing body of track and field in South Africa has made itself into one big international boob. Nothing new there. But a recent lawsuit by a former athlete is threatening to take it to the cleaners, and Athletics South Africa, the country's governing body of sport, is begging the…
This morning we woke up to the news that Oscar Pistorius had been acquitted of murder charges in the death of Reeva Steenkamp. That, at least, was how the headlines played it. The reality is slightly more complicated. Join me below, as I explain things to the angry-feminist voice in my head.
[Oscar Pistorius reacts as he was cleared of the most serious charges in the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Tomorrow he will learn his fate on a lesser count of culpable homicide. Photo by Kim Ludbrook/pool.]
South African judge Thokozile Masipa said prosecutors failed to prove the Oscar Pistorius committed premeditated murder, saying the evidence was "purely circumstantial." The judge will rule later today on a lesser charge of culpable homicide, a finding of negligence which could still carry a sentence of years in…
Oscar Pistorius was definitely out at a Johannesburg nightclub on Saturday night, and definitely had some sort of altercation with another patron. That much both sides can agree upon, but that's about it.
Australian TV last night aired some truly strange video: Oscar Pistorius, reenacting the night he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp.
Okay, normally when somebody calls you crazy, it's not a good thing. But life is anything but normal for Oscar Pistorius. The disabled Olympian is nearing the end of his trial for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius continued his testimony in his murder trial today, describing his version of the events that ended with him shooting and killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Feb. 14 of last year.
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:
An otherwise serious discussion of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Good Morning America today barely managed to finish without Nancy Grace hijacking it to talk about the amputee sprinter's porn habits.
Friday, during the ongoing trial of Oscar Pistorius, a former police colonel named G.S. van Rensburg took the stand to explain what happened once he arrived on the scene. During his testimony, he also noted that Pistorius's house had so many valuables that he worried police would steal something, and it turns out,…
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…
Oscar Pistorius's murder trial turned graphic today when the pathologist who performed Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy was called to testify about the nature of Steenkamp's wounds. During the testimony, Pistorius, apparently overcome by the graphic details, began vomiting.
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.