Murder Trial

  • South African athlete Pistorius in night club altercation July 15, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, local media reported on Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defence in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared Mortimer at...
  • Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: Psychiatrists June 30, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a psychiatric report said on Monday. Pistorius, an Olympic and Paralympic...
  • South African court orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo mental evaluation May 14, 2014

    A South African court on Wednesday ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness, further delaying a murder trial that has already stretched into its 32nd day. The state had asked for the evaluation after a psychiatrist told the court this week that Pistorius, who...
  • Oscar Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in court May 6, 2014

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a "sinister" remark to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday during a break at his murder trial. Pistorius denied the allegation that he said to the close friend of the girlfriend he killed: "How can you sleep at night?" The accusation by...
  • Oscar Pistorius' next-door neighbours testify at the trial May 6, 2014

    Pretoria, South Africa: A married couple who lived next to the house where Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend testified Tuesday at the athlete's murder trial about the night of the killing, saying they both heard a man crying loudly in a high-pitched voice and calling three times for help. Michael...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'torn apart' after shooting, says neighbour May 5, 2014

    A neighbour and friend of Oscar Pistorius testified on Monday that the double-amputee athlete was "torn apart" and desperately trying to save Reeva Steenkamp minutes after fatally shooting her at his home last year. Johan Stander and his daughter were at Pistorius' house soon after the shooting in the early hours...
  • Johnny Depp not required to testify at a murder trial after lawyers concurred he wasn't in a relationship with accused April 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Johnny Depp will no longer be required to testify at a murder trial after lawyers concurred that he was not in a relationship with the accused. Nancy Lekon was accused of killing a pedestrian with her car in 2009, and she has pleaded not guilty by the court...
  • Oscar Pistorius breaks down while recalling shooting April 9, 2014

    Pretoria: A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while testifying at his murder trial about the moments when he says he...
  • Relations with girlfriend Reeva sometimes troubled: Oscar Pistorius April 8, 2014

    Testifying in his murder trial on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius said he and girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp sometimes had troubles in their relationship but that they sorted them out, were in love and were planning a life together. Pistorius said he was "besotted" with the 29-year-old model when they started dating and "if...
  • Musharraf ordered to appear in court for Bugti murder trial April 7, 2014

    Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Monday was ordered by an anti-terrorism court to appear before it on April 21 in a case relating to the murder of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Bugti. The court in Quetta directed 70-year-old Musharraf to appear before it, failing which his bail would be...
  • Pistorius' girlfriend was first shot in hip - ballistics expert March 19, 2014

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend was first shot in the hip, not the head, a South African police ballistics expert told his murder trial on Wednesday, supporting the testimony of earlier witnesses who said they heard screams during a volley of shots. The Olympic and Paralympic track star's defence has argued Reeva...
  • Oscar Pistorius photographed in bloodied prosthetics March 14, 2014

    Pretoria: Police photographs of Oscar Pistorius standing on his blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood, taken shortly after the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend, were shown to the court at his murder trial Friday. Prosecutors displayed two photos on TV monitors in the courtroom. In one, the muscled...
  • Oscar Pistorius argued with cop who touched his gun, friend says March 11, 2014

    Pretoria: South African track star Oscar Pistorius had a row with a policeman who picked up his gun after pulling over his friend for speeding, saying "You can't just touch another man's gun," the friend told his murder trial on Tuesday. Pistorius, a double amputee, is accused of murdering girlfriend...
  • Thane: Court pulls up policeman for fumbling during trial February 14, 2013

    Thane: A senior police inspector was pulled up by a local court for not coming prepared for a murder trial. Additional sessions judge AA Sayeed came down heavily on senior police inspector Subhash Divekar, attached to Thane Commissionerate, during his deposition in the ongoing trial in a 2011 triple murder...
  • Defense witness: MJ caused own death October 29, 2011

    Los Angeles: With dramatic courtroom testimony, attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor have dropped the bombshell they've been hinting at for months - an expert opinion accusing the singer of causing his own death. Dr. Paul White said Jackson injected himself with a dose of propofol after an initial dose by Dr....
  • Prof Sabharwal son's aide found dead near DU campus July 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A close aide of Himanshu Sabharwal, son of Ujjain professor H S Sabharwal who died after beatings and assault by students in his college in August 2006, was found stabbed to death in Delhi University, police in New Delhi said on Friday. The body of Parminder Singh, who...
  • Watch: Accused in Ujjain prof murder case acquited July 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Professor Sabharwal's murder was one which shook the nation's conscience. The case is back in the headlines after all six student leaders accused of killing him were acquitted on Monday. The Ujjain-based professor died after being beaten up by his own students. ...
  • Student leaders acquitted in professor's murder July 14, 2009

    Nagpur: Nearly three years after he was allegedly beaten to death, six ABVP activists accused in the case of murder of Professor HS Sabharwal in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, were acquitted by a court on Monday for lack of evidence. The accused were Vimal Tomar,...
  • Pravin Mahajan case turns dirty, court for in-camera trial December 17, 2007

    Mumbai: Tuesday was another day of sensational twists and turns in the Pramod Mahajan murder trial. The case will now no longer be played out in the public domain. A sessions court judge ordered the trail to be made in-camera which means that it will now be conducted behind closed...