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  • Oscar Pistorius' Lawyer Denies Athlete Took News of Prosecution Appeal Hard

    Oscar Pistorius' Lawyer Denies Athlete Took News of Prosecution Appeal Hard

    A fellow inmate was quoted by a South African newspaper as saying that when Oscar Pistorius learnt that the prosecution had won the right to appeal for him to be convicted of murder, the former athlete rushed to the gym and pumped iron 'like it was g...

  • Judge Clears Way for Oscar Pistorius Appeal, Tougher Sentence

    Judge Clears Way for Oscar Pistorius Appeal, Tougher Sentence

    A South African judge on Wednesday cleared the way for prosecutors to seek a murder conviction against Oscar Pistorius, enabling an appeal that could dramatically increase his punishment for killing his girlfriend.

  • Prosecution Appeal Against Oscar Pistorius Verdict Accepted

    Prosecution Appeal Against Oscar Pistorius Verdict Accepted

    Judge Thokozile Masipa asked the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein to assess whether she was mistaken in determining that Oscar Pistorius did not intentionally shoot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Pretoria Judge Allows Prosecutors to Appeal Oscar Pistorius Verdict

    Pretoria Judge Allows Prosecutors to Appeal Oscar Pistorius Verdict

    Oscar Pistorius was jailed for five years in October for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The double-amputee athlete claimed in his defence that he accidentally shot Steenkamp thinking her to be an intruder in his home.

  • Oscar Pistorius' Appeal Ruling Delayed

    Oscar Pistorius' Appeal Ruling Delayed

    A South African judge on Tuesday delayed a ruling on whether to allow the prosecution to appeal against Oscar Pistorius's five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, saying she needed more time.

  • South African Prosecutor Seeks Appeal in Oscar Pistorius Case

    South African Prosecutor Seeks Appeal in Oscar Pistorius Case

    Prosecutor Gerrie Nel says a five-year sentence against Oscar Pistorius for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is too lenient.

  • South African Court to Rule on Oscar Pistorius Appeal on Tuesday

    South African Court to Rule on Oscar Pistorius Appeal on Tuesday

    A South African judge will rule on Tuesday on whether to grant a state appeal that would open the way for Oscar Pistorius to serve more time behind bars for shooting his girlfriend.

  • Oscar Pistorius Spends Birthday Behind Bars

    Oscar Pistorius Spends Birthday Behind Bars

    Due to his physical disability, Pistorius is being held in the hospital ward of the prison, shielding him from the often brutal overcrowded cells, known for gang violence.

  • Oscar Pistorius in Jail: A Day in the Life of a Disgraced Champion

    Oscar Pistorius in Jail: A Day in the Life of a Disgraced Champion

    From mansions and supercars to a solitary cell measuring 2 meters by 3 meters in a dreaded prison, Oscar Pistorius' life has become a somber tale of tragic proportions. He now lives on porridge, coffee and slices of buttered bread.

  • I Don't Believe Oscar Pistorius, Says Reeva Steenkamp's Mother

    I Don't Believe Oscar Pistorius, Says Reeva Steenkamp's Mother

    In "Reeva, a mother's story" June Steenkamp wrote she believes Oscar Pistorius shot her 29-year-old daughter dead after a fight and that the couple's relationship had been coming to an end.

  • Oscar Pistorius Appeal Hearing Set for December 9

    Oscar Pistorius Appeal Hearing Set for December 9

    The National Prosecuting Authority says it has been informed by?Oscar Pistorius' defense lawyers that they will oppose the appeal.

  • Oscar Pistorius Appeal Hearing Set for December 9

    Oscar Pistorius Appeal Hearing Set for December 9

    South African prosecutors on Monday said that their request to appeal Oscar Pistorius's manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence would be heard on December 9.

  • Oscar Pistorius' Lawyers Oppose Appeal of 'Light' Sentence

    Oscar Pistorius' Lawyers Oppose Appeal of 'Light' Sentence

    Prosecutors recently lodged court papers pressing for a murder conviction and a harsher sentence for Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, calling his punishment for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp "shockingly light" and "inappropriate."

  • Prosecutors Appeal 'Shockingly Light' Oscar Pistorius Verdict

    Prosecutors Appeal 'Shockingly Light' Oscar Pistorius Verdict

    Oscar Pistorius was handed the five-year sentence after he was was found guilty of culpable homicide -- a count equivalent to manslaughter -- for shooting dead the 29-year-old model on Valentine's Day 2013.

  • South Africa Prosecutors Appeal Oscar Pistorius Verdict

    South Africa Prosecutors Appeal Oscar Pistorius Verdict

    South African prosecutors on Tuesday filed an appeal against the sentence and conviction of star Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who last month was sentenced to five years for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend.

  • Weeping South Africans Say Goodbye to Slain Captain Senzo Meyiwa

    Weeping South Africans Say Goodbye to Slain Captain Senzo Meyiwa

    Thousands of weeping South Africans wearing red or black soccer jerseys said farewell to murdered national team goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa at a packed stadium in the Indian Ocean city of Durban on Saturday.

  • South African Prosecution Says it Will Appeal Oscar Pistorius Verdict

    South African Prosecution Says it Will Appeal Oscar Pistorius Verdict

    South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius started serving his prison sentence on Oct. 21 after he was acquitted of murder by a judge and found guilty of a lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp th...

  • Reeva had Decided to Leave Oscar Pistorius 'That Night': June Steenkamp

    Reeva had Decided to Leave Oscar Pistorius 'That Night': June Steenkamp

    June Steenkamp - mother of model Reeva who was killed by Oscar Pistorius - has revealed that her daughter was about to break-up with the disgraced athlete on the day that she was shot at.

  • Reeva Steenkamp was About to Leave Oscar Pistorius: June Steenkamp

    Reeva Steenkamp was About to Leave Oscar Pistorius: June Steenkamp

    The mother of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend believes that her daughter was about to leave the disgraced athlete when he shot her dead in what a South African judge ruled to be culpable homicide.

  • Reeva Steenkamp Was About to Leave Oscar Pistorius: Mother

    Reeva Steenkamp Was About to Leave Oscar Pistorius: Mother

    June Steenkamp -- mother of 29-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp -- also told Britain's newspaper The Times that she and her husband Barry were haunted by images of the shooting, for which Pistorius was sentenced to a five-year jail term.

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