South African Cops Stole $10K Watch From Oscar Pistorius Crime Scene

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, they … » 3/14/14 12:10pm 3/14/14 12:10pm

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 Has His Bail Restrictions Eased, Can Leave Country

A South African judge has granted Oscar Pistorius's wish for relaxed bail conditions, ruling that Pistorius may now travel with police approval and can go back to living in the home in which he allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. » 3/28/13 10:15am 3/28/13 10:15am

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