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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 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…

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…

[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…