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  • New Parole Meeting to Decide on Pistorius's Release

    New Parole Meeting to Decide on Pistorius's Release

    The South African parole board will meet Friday to reconsider whether to release Oscar Pistorius in the latest stage of a lengthy battle over the length of his jail sentence.

  • Pistorius Parole Back Under Review After Delays

    Pistorius Parole Back Under Review After Delays

    A South African parole board is due to meet today to determine whether Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius should be released early from a prison sentence for killing his girlfriend.

  • Oscar Pistorius Hopes For Parole as Panel Reviews Case

    Oscar Pistorius Hopes For Parole as Panel Reviews Case

    Oscar Pistorius, popularly known as Bladerunner, was due to leave prison in August but South Africa's Justice Minister stopped his release. Now, a parole board will meet to determine if the athlete, serving a sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, should leave jail or not.

  • Oscar Pistorius's Release From Jail Put on Hold

    Oscar Pistorius's Release From Jail Put on Hold

    The Justice Ministry of South Africa has said the move to release Oscar Pistorius after serving 10 months of his five-year sentence "was taken prematurely" and with "no legal basis."

  • Oscar Pistorius to be Released From Prison on August 21: Reports

    Oscar Pistorius to be Released From Prison on August 21: Reports

    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison in October 2014 after he was convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day in 2013. He fired four shots through the locked door of the toilet in his Pretoria home, apparently thinking Steenkamp was an intruder hiding inside.

  • Oscar Pistorius Case: State Appeal Set for November, Says Supreme Court

    Oscar Pistorius Case: State Appeal Set for November, Says Supreme Court

    Oscar Pistorius's was found guilty last year of culpable homicide -- a charge akin to manslaughter -- and sentenced to five years in prison for shooting model girlfriend and TV presenter Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

  • State Appeal Over Oscar Pistorius Case Set for November, Says Court

    State Appeal Over Oscar Pistorius Case Set for November, Says Court

    An appeal by South African prosecutors to try to increase the severity of Oscar Pistorius's conviction and sentence for killing his model girlfriend will be heard in November, the Supreme Court said today.

  • Oscar Pistorius to be Placed Under Correctional Supervision

    Oscar Pistorius to be Placed Under Correctional Supervision

    In October last year, Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home in February 14, 2013.

  • Victim's Family Fumes as Oscar Pistorius Release Set for August 21

    Victim's Family Fumes as Oscar Pistorius Release Set for August 21

    The proposed release date provoked an angry reaction from the parents of model and television presenter Reeva Steenkamp, 29, who Oscar Pistorius shot on Valentine's Day in 2013.

  • Oscar Pistorius Recommended for August Release on Parole, Says South African official

    Oscar Pistorius Recommended for August Release on Parole, Says South African official

    Oscar Pistorius was found guilty last year of culpable homicide and was sentenced to five years in prison for shooting model and TV presenter Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

  • Mother of Oscar Pistorius's Slain Girlfriend Condemns Possible Release

    Mother of Oscar Pistorius's Slain Girlfriend Condemns Possible Release

    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.

  • Oscar Pistorius' Lawyers Fail in Attempt to Stop Appeal Against his Sentence

    Oscar Pistorius' Lawyers Fail in Attempt to Stop Appeal Against his Sentence

    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.

  • Oscar Pistorius Advertisement Gets Most Complaints Ever in Britain

    Oscar Pistorius Advertisement Gets Most Complaints Ever in Britain

    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.

  • 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 going out of fashion.'

  • 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

    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 through a toilet door in his home.

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