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Oscar Pistorius

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  • Pyeongchang says it will be ready for 2018 Winter Olympics

    Pyeongchang says it will be ready for 2018 Winter Olympics
    Organizers for the 2018 Winter Olympics have broken ground on a $125-million speed-skating rink and say they are on track to complete all six of their new venues by early 2017. In addition to the facilities under construction, South Korea will make...
  • Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence

    Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence
    The South African prosecution authority confirmed Tuesday it would file an appeal of the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius last month. Pistorius was absolved of the murder of his girlfriend...
  • Prosecutors challenge 'shockingly light' sentence for Oscar Pistorius

    Prosecutors challenge 'shockingly light' sentence for Oscar Pistorius
    Prosecutors asked Pretoria’s High Court on Tuesday for leave to appeal the jail sentence handed to South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, saying it was “shockingly light, considering that a life has been lost.” They also asked for...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'
    JOHANNESBURG -- Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • '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...
  • Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says

    Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says
    The lawyer for Oscar Pistorius told a Pretoria high court judge Friday that the South African Olympian should be acquitted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, because he acted reasonably when he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door...
  • Pistorius murder trial ends, prosecutor demands 'consequences'

    Pistorius murder trial ends, prosecutor demands 'consequences'
    The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius wrapped up on Friday with the prosecution making a final plea for the South African athlete to "face the consequences" of shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, only the second black...
  • Judge to Deliver Verdict In Pistorius Trial Sept. 11

    South African judge Thokozile Masipa said on Friday she would deliver her verdict in the murder trial of Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius Sept. 11. Double-amputee Pistorius, 27, once a national icon for reaching the pinnacle of sport, is...
  • What was Oscar Pistorius thinking when he fired the gun?

    What was Oscar Pistorius thinking when he fired the gun?
    What was Oscar Pistorius thinking? For all the minute testimony in the South African athlete's murder trial — about dents in a door made by a cricket bat, positions of curtains, power cords and duvets in his bedroom, the forensics of bullet wounds...
  • 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...