Prosecutors seek longer Pistorius sentence

Jul 21, 2016

Prosecutors seek longer Pistorius sentence

South African prosecutors said Thursday they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as “shockingly too lenient.” After he was sentenced earlier this month, Pistorius’ lawyers said the double-amputee Olympic sprinter ...

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murder

Jul 6, 2016

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murder

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, with the judge who decided the punishment calling the double-amputee Olympian a “fallen hero.” South Africa’s minimum sentence for murder is 15 years but the judge said ...

Pistorius says Steenkamp would want him freed

Jun 23, 2016

Pistorius says Steenkamp would want him freed

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has said he believes his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would want him to devote his life to charity rather than be sent back to prison for killing her. The South African former Paralympian athlete, who is awaiting a jail sentence ...

Pistorius granted bail, will appeal murder convict

Dec 8, 2015

Pistorius granted bail, will appeal murder convict

Former Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was released on bail Tuesday, as he vowed to appeal against his murder conviction for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. South African judges last week found him guilty of murder and overturned his earlier conviction on ...

Pistorius convicted of murder on appeal

Dec 3, 2015

Pistorius convicted of murder on appeal

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of murder on Thursday by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal, which threw out his earlier conviction of the lesser crime of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend. “Guilty of murder, with the accused having criminal intent,” Judge Eric ...

Aug 27, 2015

Pistorius parole board review slated for Sept. 18

Oscar Pistorius’ parole board review will take place on Sept. 18, meaning the athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail. Pistorius’ family said in a statement Thursday that they had taken note of the date but would not comment ...

Aug 18, 2015

Pistorius prosecutors file papers at Supreme Court of Appeal

Prosecutors pushing for a murder conviction against Oscar Pistorius filed papers at South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday, four days before the Olympic runner is expected to be released from prison and moved to house arrest. Court registrar Paul Myburgh confirmed the ...

Pistorius to be released from prison Aug. 21, go under house arrest

Jun 9, 2015

Pistorius to be released from prison Aug. 21, go under house arrest

Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison for good behavior on Aug. 21 and go under house arrest after serving just 10 months for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South Africa’s department of corrections said Monday. “He’s behaving himself very well,” Acting National Commissioner of ...

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Sep 12, 2014

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, having escaped the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and the Olympic and Paralympic track star could face a lengthy prison sentence. The 27-year-old double amputee, who became one of ...