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Oscar Pistorius

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  • '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? 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 accused of using breakdowns as an escape

    Oscar Pistorius accused of using breakdowns as an escape
    The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial Monday accused the track star of using emotional breakdowns under cross-examination to evade answering questions about the night he killed his girlfriend. The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, who...
  • 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...
  • Pistorius trial: Ballistics expert details Steenkamp's final moments

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The final, horrific moments in Reeva Steenkamp’s life came into focus Wednesday at the murder trial of South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, as a ballistics expert offered graphic testimony on how she...
  • Factbox: Professional athletes and high-profile crime

    Factbox: Professional athletes and high-profile crime
    Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is currently standing trial in South Africa after being accused of killing his girlfriend, 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2013. His lawyers have said the shooting was a tragic...
  • Oscar Pistorius appears to change his defense under questioning

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Reeva Steenkamp, the 29-year-old model and girlfriend of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, had a sports bag packed with her clothes, ready to leave his house, the night he fatally shot her, prosecutor Gerrie Nel told...