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Oscar Pistorius

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  • Prison would devastate Oscar Pistorius, probation officer says

    A probation officer employed by the defense team for Oscar Pistorius recommended Tuesday that he be spared a prison term for the killing of his girlfriend, arguing that appalling jail conditions including overcrowding, gang rape, violence, drugs, AIDS and...
  • 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 would be 'broken' in prison, court told

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius would be "broken as a person" if he were jailed for killing his girlfriend because of his disability and psychological problems, a defense witness at his sentencing hearing said Tuesday. The 27-year-old Paralympic and...
  • 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...
  • The Week in Pictures | October 20 – 26, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The threat of Ebola dominated the news this week with the announcement that Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola is free of the virus and a New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola is in...
  • Pictures in the News | October 21, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where South African double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius went from global sporting icon to prisoner as he was sentenced to five years behind bars for the negligent killing of his girlfriend on...
  • Pictures in the News | October 14, 2014

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in West Africa, where Liberian health workers in a burial squad carry an Ebola victim's body for cremation. Health workers are demanding higher wages in the form of danger pay in Liberia, where statistics from the...
  • 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...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict should come Thursday

    Oscar Pistorius verdict should come Thursday
    Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will learn the outcome of his 41-day murder trial Thursday. He is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, after an argument. … The Eagles were one of the healthiest teams in the NFL last season, but...
  • 'Captivated' revisits the Pamela Smart trial, to mixed results

    'Captivated' revisits the Pamela Smart trial, to mixed results
    The specifics of the decades-old case of convicted murder accomplice Pamela Smart now seem far less interesting than Smart's sensationalized trial, which became the first to be televised gavel-to-gavel. This relentless exposure dubiously paved the way for...
  • Pistorius 'dropped the baton of truth,' prosecutor says

    Pistorius 'dropped the baton of truth,' prosecutor says
    South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of premeditated murder, prosecutor Gerrie Nel told Pretoria’s high court  Thursday, saying the athlete had given an unlikely, contradictory account of what happened the night he killed his...