Tag: Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius Gets 6 Years In Prison [VIDEO]

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He was immediately transported to a detention facility after the judgment was handed down. Pistorius was initially sentenced to five years in prison on manslaughter, but those charges were changed to murder…

Oscar Pistorius To Be Sentenced For Murder On July 6 [VIDEO]

Oscar Pistorius removed his prostheses and hobbled on his stumps in front of a judge in a South African courtroom Wednesday, part of his defense team’s attempt to show that the double-amputee Olympic athlete, convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is a vulnerable man who deserves leniency when he is sentenced. “Pity will play no…

Pistorius Granted Conditional Bail [VIDEO]

A South African court granted Oscar Pistorius conditional bail Tuesday after he was convicted of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The double-amputee sprinter will remain under house arrest and his case has been postponed until April. Pistorius appeared at a bail hearing at the Pretoria High Court, where he sought leave to appeal…

Oscar Pistorius Verdict Changed to Murder

A South African appeals court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict and found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder on Thursday. The double-amputee Olympic athlete was convicted last year of culpable homicide for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013, after shooting her four times through a locked door. Justice Eric Leach overruled the decision, ruling that…

Oscar Pistorius To Be Released From Jail To House Arrest On Tuesday [VIDEO]

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic runner who shot his girlfriend to death on Valentine’s Day 2013, can leave prison and move to house arrest next week, South Africa’s Department of Corrections said Thursday. A parole board at the prison where Pistorius has served nearly a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter made the decision. It…

Pistorius to Serve Sentence in Mansion [VIDEO]

Oscar Pistorius will be relocated to his uncle’s mansion when he is released from prison this week, after serving just one sixth of his five-year sentence. He will wear an electronic tracker for the remainder of his term served in “custodial supervision” at the compound, which includes an outdoor swimming pool, private gym, and more…

Oscar Pistorius to Walk Free [VIDEO]

Olympian Oscar Pistorius will be released on probation August 21, after a recommendation from the South African corrections department. The amputee athlete was sentenced to five years in prison in 2014 for culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in the middle of the night. His attorneys argued that Pistorius thought she…

Oscar Pistorius Given Only 5 Years in Jail For Killing his Girlfriend

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been handed a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend. Legal experts said he was unlikely to spend longer than a year in jail. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of murder after firing four hollow-point bullets through a bathroom door at Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. He said…

Oscar Pistorius Sentencing Trial Begins

Oscar Pistorius arrived in court to face sentencing this week in South Africa after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He is currently free on bail.

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide in death of girlfriend

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday after being acquitted of murder charges in the death of girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. Culpable homicide carries a maximum sentence of 15 years. Pistorius was also acquitted of two of three firearms charges after a judge said state prosecutors “failed to establish that the accused is…

Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder [VIDEO]

Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder [VIDEO]: A high court judge in South Africa says Paralympian athelete Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa made the partial announcement in a hushed courtroom Thursday as she summed up the evidence presented to the court. She has yet…

Oscar Pistorius Gets Into Nightclub Fight [VIDEO]

Oscar Pistorius, whose defense wrapped up several days ago, was involved in an altercation with a businessman in a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend. What prompted the fight is a matter of dispute. Pistorius’ spokesperson said businessman Jared Mortimer had begun to “aggressively interrogate” Pistorius about the trial while the athlete sat quietly in the VIP…

Pistorius Shooting Reenactment Leaked [VIDEO]

An Australian TV channel has broadcast a reenactment video made of Olympian Oscar Pistorius shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Australia’s Channel 7 obtained the “visual mapping” reenactment, which was created by The Evidence Room, a U.S. company that specializes in forensic animation. In the footage, Pistorius is seen pointing his right arm as if he…

Pistorius Was Not Mentally Ill When He Shot Girlfriend, Experts Conclude

A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year, the chief prosecutor at the athlete’s murder trial said Monday. Pistorius’s trial resumed after a break of one month during which a psychologist and three psychiatrists…

Oscar Pistorius To Undergo Psychiatric Tests

Oscar Pistorius must undergo psychiatric tests the judge in his murder trial has ruled. The Olympic athlete is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria, South Africa, on Valentine’s Day 2013. [skynews]

[VIDEO] Tearful Oscar Pistorius takes the stand, apologizes

A tearful Oscar Pistorius took to the stand at his murder trial in South Africa offering an emotional apology to Reeva Steenkamp’s family as her mother looked on stony-faced Photo: Oscar Pistorius arrives at court flanked by security (Marco Longari/ AFP – Getty Images) nbc news

[VIDEO] Oscar Pistorius to sell Pretoria home for legal costs

Oscar Pistorius — the standout athlete now on trial accused of the murder of his girlfriend — plans to sell his Pretoria home “to raise the necessary funds to cover his increasing legal costs,” a statement on his website said Thursday. The house is where Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead in February 2013. Pistorius hasn’t…

Oscars Pistorius Vomits at Autopsy Report

The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Monday banned live broadcasting and tweeting of the graphic testimony of the expert who conducted the autopsy on Reeva Steenkamp, who was fatally shot by her athlete boyfriend. As the graphic evidence was read out in court, Pistorius appeared to vomit, the BBC and Sky…

Pistorius neighbor describes aftermath of Steenkamp’s death

Witness and neighbor Johan Stipp described in court on Thursday entering the home of Oscar Pistorius and attempting to save the life of Reeva Steenkamp, after she was shot by Pistorius. He described Pistorius being very distressed, and said he asked Pistorius where his guns were, since he was worried he might hurt himself. ITV…

Blade Runner Murder Trial: Pistorius Pleads Not Guilty

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius entered a not guilty plea to all charges at the beginning his trial for the murder of his former girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius admitted to shooting the supermodel on Valentine’s Day 2013, but has claimed he thought she was an intruder and that it was not premeditated. South Africa and…

Pistorius murder trial can be televised, South Africa judge rules

A South African judge ruled on Tuesday that the murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius can be televised, giving millions around the world direct access to one of the most sensational celebrity trials since O.J. Simpson’s. Pistorius, 27, has admitted to shooting his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home…

Neighbours heard screams on night Pistorius killed Reeva

Neighbours heard screams in between gunfire on the night Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend, court documents claim. A final volley of shots ‘extinguished’ the screams, according to leaked witness statements. If true, they indicate that Pistorius knew who he was shooting – destroying his claim to have mistaken Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar. Prosecution documents…

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Silence On Reeva Steenkamp’s Death

A year to the day after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius has written an online tribute claiming her death was a ‘devastating accident’. Pistorius, 27, known as Blade Runner, posted the letter on his official Oscar Pistorious website. ‘No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused…

Leaked Photos In Pistorius Case – WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

Shocking pictures have emerged showing the blood-soaked bathroom where Paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend dead. The images, obtained by Sky News, show the toilet cubicle where Reeva Steenkamp was blasted four times, in the head and arm. A pool of blood is shown on the floor with a smeared trail where Pistorius carried his…

Trends Of The Today: 10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. COURT TO RULE ON BAIL FOR PISTORIUS The magistrate will rule if the double-amputee athlete can be freed before trial or if he has to remain in custody over the shooting death of his girlfriend. 2. DREW…

Detective In Pistorius Case Faces Seven Counts Of Attempted Murder

Detective In Pistorius Case Faces Seven Counts Of Attempted Murder The lead investigator in the murder case against Oscar Pistorius faces attempted murder charges himself over a 2011 shooting, police said Thursday in another potentially damaging blow to the prosecution. Prosecutors said they were unaware of the charges against veteran detective Hilton Botha when they…