Pistorius Arrested

  • Oscar Pistorius trial: 'You are a very special person,' one of Steenkamp's messages read March 25, 2014

    Pretoria: The chief lawyer for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday sought to show at the athlete's murder trial that he had a loving relationship with the girlfriend he killed, referring to telephone messages in which they exchanged warm compliments and said they missed each other. The testimony contrasted with several messages read...
  • Firearms expert tells of Oscar Pistorius' love for guns March 17, 2014

    Pretoria: Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius said he drew his gun and went into "combat mode" after hearing the noise of a possible intruder at home, which turned out to be a laundry machine, a South African guns expert testified Monday at the athlete's murder trial. Sean Rens,...
  • Judge in Oscar Pistorius case warns media over leaked photo March 4, 2014

    The judge in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius warned the media to behave on Tuesday after a local television station leaked a photo of the state's first witness, who had asked that her image not be broadcast. The warning was one several dramatic moments in the...
  • Weeping Pistorius faces premeditated murder charge February 16, 2013

    Pretoria: In a courtroom, not an Olympic stadium, there was no click-click-click of Oscar Pistorius' prosthetic limbs. His only sound on Friday was loud, uncontrollable sobs as prosecutors charged him with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his model girlfriend. "Take it easy," Chief Magistrate Desmond Nasir told the Olympic...
  • Blade-runner Pistorius faces court on murder charge February 15, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African blade-runner Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, is due to appear in court on Friday on charges of murdering his girlfriend. The arrest of the 26-year-old Olympic and Paralympic track star stunned a nation that holds him up...
  • Blade-runner Oscar Pistorius charged with murder of his girlfriend February 15, 2013

    Johannesburg: Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa on Thursday, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial legs. Reeva Steenkamp, a model who spoke out...