Has Oscar Pistorius Got Away With Murder?
Sep 12, 2014
AgenceFrance-Presse | Sunday May 17, 2015
Oscar Pistorius was found guilty last year of culpable homicide -- a charge akin to manslaughter -- and sentenced to five years in prison for shooting his girlfriend, model and TV presenter Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day 2013.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Friday March 13, 2015
Oscar Pistorius's defence had sought to block prosecutors from appealing the double-amputee athlete's culpable homicide conviction in order to seek a murder verdict that carries more time in prison.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Friday February 20, 2015
The advert for Irish betting company Paddy Power appeared during Oscar Pistorius' trial for murder last year and read "money back if he walks" -- a pun on the prospect of his release and the fact he is a double amputee.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Friday December 12, 2014
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...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 10, 2014
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.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Wednesday December 10, 2014
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.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Wednesday December 10, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 9, 2014
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.
AssociatedPress | Tuesday December 9, 2014
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel says a five-year sentence against Oscar Pistorius for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is too lenient.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday December 8, 2014
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.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Friday November 21, 2014
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.
ShubhodeepChakravarty | Wednesday November 12, 2014
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.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Wednesday November 12, 2014
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.
Press Trust of India | Monday November 10, 2014
The National Prosecuting Authority says it has been informed by?Oscar Pistorius' defense lawyers that they will oppose the appeal.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 10, 2014
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.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Saturday November 8, 2014
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."
AgenceFrance-Presse | Wednesday November 5, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 4, 2014
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.
World News | Reuters | Saturday November 1, 2014
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.
AssociatedPress | Monday October 27, 2014
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...
AgenceFrance-Presse | Monday October 27, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 26, 2014
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.
AgenceFrance-Presse | Sunday October 26, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 22, 2014
South African prison officials say Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria.