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Oscar Pistorius

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  • Ballistics expert calls Oscar Pistorius claim in shooting 'impossible'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A police ballistics expert at the murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday rejected the athlete’s assertion that he fired two sets of rapid gunshots when he killed his girlfriend,...
  • Oscar Pistorius retches as his murder trial hears autopsy evidence

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius bent over in his seat and retched violently at his murder trial Monday as a pathologist graphically detailed the wounds that killed the double-amputee Olympic runner’s girlfriend. It was by all appearances...
  • The Week in Pictures | March 10-16, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In the Ukraine, the arrival of Russian troops in Crimea has opened old wounds among the Crimean Tatars, who once again fear they will be unwelcome in their homeland. This time, however, some are...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial witness: Screams sounded like 'family murder'

    Oscar Pistorius trial witness: Screams sounded like 'family murder'
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Monday heard more testimony that a terrified woman screamed the night that the athlete shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete’s defense team has...
  • Pistorius trial: Steenkamp sent text messages expressing her fears

    Pistorius trial: Steenkamp sent text messages expressing her fears
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Model and lawyer Reeva Steenkamp sent a cellphone message to her boyfriend, South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, weeks before he fatally shot her saying that his behavior sometimes scared her. Steenkamp’s...
  • Oscar Pistorius used maximum-damage bullets, expert testifies

    Oscar Pistorius used maximum-damage bullets, expert testifies
    PRETORIA, South Africa — Athlete Oscar Pistorius used expanding bullets that mushroom on impact and cause maximum tissue damage when he shot his girlfriend to death, a pathologist testified Monday in a South African court. One of those bullets...
  • Prosecution in Oscar Pistorius trial wraps up its case

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The prosecution concluded its murder case against South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday after introducing additional evidence on cellphones and messages. Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp...
  • Distraught Oscar Pistorius testifies at murder trial, apologizes

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Olympian Oscar Pistorius made a tearful apology to the family of his girlfriend Monday as he stood trial for fatally shooting her in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year. Pistorius took the stand to tell the court...
  • 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...