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Oscar Pistorius

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend's death

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for a sentencing hearing that will determine whether he serves jail time for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, or walks out a...
  • Government witness recommends house arrest for Pistorius

    PRETORIA A representative of the South African Correctional Services Department recommended Monday that Oscar Pistorius be given a penalty of house arrest and community service for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Joel Maringa, a social worker...
  • 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...
  • Pistorius' legal team mounts offensive to keep him out of jail

    PRETORIA Defense lawyers of Oscar Pistorius on Monday mounted an offensive to keep the South African athlete out of prison, calling witnesses to stress his remorse and good character at his sentencing hearing. A representative of the country's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South African judge clears Pistorius of firing gun through car sunroof

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday cleared Oscar Pistorius of firing a pistol through the sunroof of a car, one of the charges the Olympic athlete faced in addition to the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....
  • Pistorius broke the law when firing gun in restaurant - judge

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius broke the law when he discharged a gun in a crowded restaurant, South African Judge Thokozile Masipa said on Friday. Masipa on Thursday cleared Pistorius of the premeditated murder of his...