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  • Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing

    Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. At the culmination of one...
  • Oscar Pistorius lonely, alienated, family says

    Oscar Pistorius lonely, alienated, family says
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius' decision to go to a nightclub while still on trial for murder was "unwise" but it was done because the 27-year-old is "lonely and alienated", his family said Wednesday. Pistorius was...
  • Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: psychiatrists

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a...
  • Pistorius faces prison hospital wing if sentenced to jail

    Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa's toughest prisons if the double-amputee Olympic track star is sentenced to jail time for killing his girlfriend, the head of the prison service said on Thursday. On the...
  • Pistorius' lawyer urges leniency; prosecutor calls for 10-year term

    Pistorius' lawyer urges leniency; prosecutor calls for 10-year term
    The lawyer for South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius argued that he was “a victim” in his killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and had lost everything, including all his property and sponsorships. He called for him to be spared jail because...
  • Pistorius should do time, says victim's cousin

    Pistorius should do time, says victim's cousin
    A family representative of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, told Pretoria’s High Court the athlete should “pay for what he has done” with a prison sentence. Pistorius’ lawyer, Barry Roux,...
  • Steenkamp relative gives tearful testimony at Pistorius hearing

    Steenkamp relative gives tearful testimony at Pistorius hearing
    A cousin of Reeva Steenkamp broke down at the sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius as she recounted hearing on her car radio that the athlete had killed his girlfriend. Proceedings at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, were...
  • Witness: Give Oscar Pistorius house arrest for killing girlfriend

    Witness: Give Oscar Pistorius house arrest for killing girlfriend
    South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve three years of partial house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, a witness said Monday at the first day of the athlete's sentencing. The 27-year-old Paralympic...
  • Oscar Pistorius back in court Monday for sentence

    Oscar Pistorius back in court Monday for sentence
    Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court Monday to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man. After a six-month, on-off trial that...
  • A 'Flute' from Africa renews Mozart's musical magic

    A 'Flute' from Africa renews Mozart's musical magic
    The Isango Ensemble, one of the world's most unusual, interesting and important theater and opera companies, doesn't distinguish between African theater and European opera. Nor does the company from Cape Town, South Africa, acknowledge barriers between...
  • Man pleads not guilty in South African 'honeymoon murder'

    Man pleads not guilty in South African 'honeymoon murder'
    A British man pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife on their South African honeymoon, denying claims he hired a hit man to kill her in a faked 2010 car hijacking in a township outside Cape Town. In a high-profile case that has enthralled the...