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 ...

From 'Superman' to broken man: Pistorius

Sep 12, 2014

From 'Superman' to broken man: Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius — a champion athlete who beat the odds to inspire millions worldwide, or a dangerously volatile man with a penchant for guns, beautiful women and fast cars? Both versions of South Africa’s double amputee Paralympic hero were pored over in minute detail ...

Sep 11, 2014

Judgement day for 'Blade Runner' Pistorius

“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Thursday to face judgement over the killing of his model girlfriend, ending a six-month trial that turned the amputee’s private life into a global spectacle. The 27-year-old celebrity athlete faces life behind bars — and notoriety ...

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

Apr 17, 2014

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution’s momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete’s shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned. With Pistorius now back watching the proceedings from a ...

Prosecutor calls Pistorius' version 'impossible'

Apr 11, 2014

Prosecutor calls Pistorius' version 'impossible'

In a pummeling cross-examination the prosecution called Oscar Pistorius’ account of killing his girlfriend “impossible” on Thursday, zeroing in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his testimony. “Your version is so improbable that nobody would ever think it’s reasonably, possibly true — it’s ...

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

Apr 10, 2014

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend’s bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, “I don’t have to look at a picture. I was there.” “It’s time that you look at it,” chief prosecutor ...

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

Apr 9, 2014

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting

A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the ...

Tearful Pistorius details terrified, sleepless nights since shooting

Apr 8, 2014

Tearful Pistorius details terrified, sleepless nights since shooting

His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense Monday, saying the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. The disabled South African track star, on trial for ...

Mar 24, 2014

Witness testifies about screams in Pistorius trial

A neighbor of Oscar Pistorius testified at his murder trial on Monday that she heard gunshots as well as screams from both a man and a woman on the night that the double-amputee runner fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Anette Stipp’s testimony matched some ...

Police admit Pistorius evidence may be tainted

Mar 13, 2014

Police admit Pistorius evidence may be tainted

As Paralympian Oscar Pistorius battled Wednesday to discredit forensics that could prove he lied about the night his girlfriend was killed, his defense lawyer forced police to admit they had mishandled key evidence. In his testimony, Col. Gerhard Vermeulen admitted that the toilet door ...