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  • Oscar Pistorius defense team rests case in athlete's murder trial

    The defense team for Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius closed its case Tuesday in the murder trial of his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp, sending the trial into a new phase and ending months of emotionally wrenching cross-examination. The court was...
  • Oscar Pistorius' defense rests in murder trial

    Oscar Pistorius' defense rests in murder trial
    Oscar Pistorius' lawyers wrapped up their defense of the Olympic and Paralympic track star on Tuesday, bringing the dramatic murder trial of one of the world's best-known athletes closer to conclusion. Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned the court until...
  • Oscar Pistorius appears to change his defense under questioning

    Oscar Pistorius appears to change his defense under questioning
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Reeva Steenkamp, the 29-year-old model and girlfriend of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, had a sports bag packed with her clothes, ready to leave his house, the night he fatally shot her, prosecutor Gerrie Nel told...
  • Grueling Oscar Pistorius cross-examination ends after 5 days

    Grueling Oscar Pistorius cross-examination ends after 5 days
    The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track star Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.   "You...
  • Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius

    Prosecutor wraps up grueling cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hours before South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, she wrote him a  Valentine’s Day card with the words, “I think today is a good day to tell you that I love...
  • Prosecutor attacks credibility of Oscar Pistorius expert witness

    Prosecutor attacks credibility of Oscar Pistorius expert witness
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An expert witness called by the defense team of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius testified about bullet wounds, blood spatter, bruises, ballistics, sound, light, fibers and a toilet door -- but acknowledged Wednesday...
  • Subtext of the Oscar Pistorius trial: South Africans' fear of crime

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-gray hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 4-inch blade, concealed in an envelope and ready to use....
  • Oscar Pistorius on faith: 'My God's my God of refuge'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius told Pretoria’s high court Monday that his religious faith had gotten him through the past year after he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. “It’s...
  • A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial

    A tearful Oscar Pistorius testifies in murder trial
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius. The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down on stand; murder trial is adjourned

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned for the day Tuesday after the South African Olympian broke down sobbing on the witness stand after testifying about the moment he smashed open his bathroom door and found his...
  • Will the O.J. defense work for Oscar Pistorius?

    Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday told a South African courtroom — and the world — his version of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. It was quite an emotional tale. But was it the truth? Sure,...