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  • Oscar Pistorius Now One of 7,000 Inmates at Pretoria Jail

    Oscar Pistorius Now One of 7,000 Inmates at Pretoria Jail

    Oscar Pistorius's fall from grace as an international star athlete was complete on Tuesday as he was driven through the gates of a drab Pretoria prison to begin serving a five year jail sentence.

  • Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend

    Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Killing of Girlfriend

    With a judge seeking to strike a balance between mercy and retribution, Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Oscar Pistorius Out of Paralympic Events for Five Years

    Oscar Pistorius Out of Paralympic Events for Five Years

    Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.

  • Oscar Pistorius Arrives at Court For Sentencing

    Oscar Pistorius Arrives at Court For Sentencing

    South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday arrived at the Pretoria court where he will hear his punishment for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic Fame to Jail

    Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic Fame to Jail

    South African police arrested?Oscar Pistorius, a Paralympic and Olympic sprinter nicknamed the "Blade Runner", for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, shot four times with one of his guns at his Pretoria house. On October 21, Judge Thokozile Masipa sente...

  • Oscar Pistorius to be Sentenced Today for Killing Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

    Oscar Pistorius to be Sentenced Today for Killing Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

    South Africa's fallen star Oscar Pistorius could be jailed for 10 years or return to serve house arrest Tuesday when he will be sentenced for killing model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Oscar Pistorius Siblings Speak Out on Eve of Sentencing

    Oscar Pistorius Siblings Speak Out on Eve of Sentencing

    Oscar Pistorius's brother and sister on Monday gave a string of television interviews ahead of the sentencing of South Africa's star athlete for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Oscar Pistorius Sentence Set for Tuesday

    Oscar Pistorius Sentence Set for Tuesday

    South African Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned Oscar Pistorius's sentencing hearing on Friday and scheduled the handing down of his sentence for Tuesday on 21 October.

  • Oscar Pistorius Not a 'Cold-Blooded Killer': Defence Lawyer

    Oscar Pistorius Not a 'Cold-Blooded Killer': Defence Lawyer

    Oscar Pistorius was not a "cold-blooded killer" and should serve a community-based sentence, his defence lawyer argued on Friday in a last-ditch attempt to keep the star sprinter out of jail.

  • Defence Claims Oscar Pistorius 'Vulnerable' in Prison

    Defence Claims Oscar Pistorius 'Vulnerable' in Prison

    Double amputee Oscar Pistorius would be highly vulnerable in South Africa's brutal jails, his disability elevating the risk of poor hygiene and even gang rape, a defence witness claimed on Tuesday.

  • At Oscar Pistorius' Sentencing Hearing, Descriptions of a 'Broken Man'

    At Oscar Pistorius' Sentencing Hearing, Descriptions of a 'Broken Man'

    Oscar Pistorius, the disabled South African athlete found guilty a month ago of killing his girlfriend, returned to a Pretoria courtroom on Monday as his lawyers began a new struggle with prosecutors over the severity of the sentence he should face.

  • Oscar Pistorius Should Get Community Service, Says Prison Official

    Oscar Pistorius Should Get Community Service, Says Prison Official

    A South African prison official on Monday recommended that star Paralympian Oscar Pistorius clean a Pretoria museum for 16 hours a month as punishment for shooting dead his lover Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Convicted Oscar Pistorius to Face Sentencing on Monday

    Convicted Oscar Pistorius to Face Sentencing on Monday

    Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Monday to face sentencing for shooting dead his model girlfriend, after his controversial conviction for culpable homicide -- not murder -- fuelled criticism of South Africa's legal system.

  • 84 South Africans Killed in Nigeria Church Collapse: Official

    84 South Africans Killed in Nigeria Church Collapse: Official

    The number of South Africans known to have died in the collapse of a multi-storey megachurch in Lagos last week has risen to 84, Pretoria's high commissioner to Nigeria said on Friday.

  • Oscar Pistorius's Next Battle, Avoiding South Africa's Most Brutal Jail

    Oscar Pistorius's Next Battle, Avoiding South Africa's Most Brutal Jail

    After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious Pretoria Central Prison, or C...

  • Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

    Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

    Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Friday of culpable homicide in shooting dead his glamorous girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a conviction that could result in a lengthy jail term.

  • Oscar Pistorius 'Not Guilty' of Girlfriend's Murder, Rules Judge

    Oscar Pistorius 'Not Guilty' of Girlfriend's Murder, Rules Judge

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Thursday as a South African judge dismissed the most serious charges against him.

  • Oscar Pistorius Weeps as Judge Begins Murder Trial Verdict

    Oscar Pistorius Weeps as Judge Begins Murder Trial Verdict

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius sat weeping in the dock on Thursday as a judge began handing down the verdict over the Valentine's Day killing of the star Paralympian's model lover.

  • Will Oscar Pistorius Spend 25 Years in Jail? Verdict Today

    Will Oscar Pistorius Spend 25 Years in Jail? Verdict Today

    After 41 days of tears, anguish and at times gruesome testimony in the Pretoria High Court, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in athletics, will learn this week whether he will spend the next 25 years behind bars...

  • 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius Faces Murder Verdict

    'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius Faces Murder Verdict

    Accused of murdering his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate in a Pretoria court. This is six months after he had cried and vomited when the court heard that Reeva Steenkamp's head had "exploded" like a watermelon under the impact of a ho...

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