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 ...

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 ...

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 ...