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.
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.
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.
Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius was indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition on Monday in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot three times and killed this past Valentine's Day.
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.
It's been nearly a month since track star Oscar Pistorius was charged with premeditated murder for the grisly Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29, and if those in his inner circle are to believed, the stress is starting to take its toll on the Olympian.
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.
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 …
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.
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…
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."
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…
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…
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…