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Oscar Pistorius

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  • 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? 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 guilty verdict does not preclude return to competition

    Oscar Pistorius guilty verdict does not preclude return to competition
    Oscar Pistorius might be headed to prison, but that doesn't rule out an eventual return to the Paralympic Games. On Friday, a South African court found the double-amputee runner guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend,...
  • 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....
  • Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options

    Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options
    Thokozile Masipa, the South African judge who has quietly absorbed the evidence in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, will deliver her verdict Thursday, in a judgment that could see the Olympic athlete walk free and return to his career, or consigned to...
  • Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans

    Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans
    Evasive, negligent, unreasonable, hasty and at times a dishonest witness. Oscar Pistorius is all those things, but he is not a murderer, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled Thursday. Pistorius crumpled, sobbing, his shoulders shaking uncontrollably after...
  • Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charge; verdict on 'culpable homicide' to come

    Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charge; verdict on 'culpable homicide' to come
    Oscar Pistorius was cleared on Thursday of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but the Olympic and Paralympic track star faces a troubled night after the South African judge adjourned for the day before ruling on a charge of culpable homicide. The...
  • Pistorius es absuelto de cargo de homicidio premeditado

    Pistorius es absuelto de cargo de homicidio premeditado
    PRETORIA - Una jueza sudafricana absolvió el jueves a Oscar Pistorius de todos los cargos de asesinato, alegando que los fiscales no habían podido demostrar que la estrella del atletismo olímpico y paralímpico intentara matar a su novia el día de San...