Pistorius Shoots Girlfriend

  • Emotional Oscar Pistorius takes stand in own defence at murder trial 07-04-2014 04:45 PM

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defence at his murder trial on Monday, saying the shooting of his girlfriend had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. He also apologised to the mother of Reeva Steenkamp in the public...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: "I'm scared of you sometimes" read one of Reeva Steenkamp's text message 24-03-2014 08:20 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him and complained about what she described as his short temper and jealousy in the weeks before he killed her, according to phone messages revealed at the Olympian's murder trial on Monday. "I can't be attacked by outsiders...
  • Oscar Pistorius to sell home where he killed girlfriend to pay legal expenses 20-03-2014 11:13 PM

    Oscar Pistorius will sell the luxury Pretoria home in which he shot and killed his girlfriend to pay his legal expenses due to an unexpected delay in the trial, his lawyer said on Thursday. The Olympic and Paralympic athlete is on trial for the murder of 29-year old model and...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyer scrutinises police investigation 13-03-2014 05:11 PM

    Pretoria: A photograph of Oscar Pistorius' blood-stained prosthetic legs was used by his chief defense lawyer Thursday to attempt to show that the athlete was wearing them, as he says, when he broke down a toilet door with a cricket bat to get to the girlfriend he fatally shot. The...
  • Oscar Pistorius weeps as court hears Reeva Steenkamp autopsy detailsOscar Pistorius weeps as court hears Reeva Steenkamp autopsy details 10-03-2014 06:07 PM

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius broke down on Monday when a South African court heard details from the autopsy of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom the track star is accused of murdering on Valentine's Day last year. The testimony of pathologist Gert Saayman was interrupted twice by Pistorius' sobbing and retching but...
  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial grips viewers worldwide 09-03-2014 10:54 PM

    Pretoria, South Africa: During breaks in his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes confers intensely with his camp, murmuring in the ear of his chief defense lawyer. When witnesses testify, the double-amputee athlete takes notes or sits with hands clasped, occasionally covering his face, head bowed, as though troubled by the...
  • Oscar Pistorius' ex-girlfriend says he fired from car 07-03-2014 06:41 PM

    A seething Oscar Pistorius fired his pistol out of a car's open sun-roof after an argument with a police officer, ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor told a court on Friday, the fifth day of his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Testifying in the Pretoria High Court, she described how the...
  • Witness feared Pistorius might kill himself after shooting girlfriend 06-03-2014 11:11 PM

    One of the first people on the scene after Oscar Pistorius shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp told a court on Thursday he feared the Olympic and Paralympic star, now on trial for murder, might kill himself with the same gun. Testifying on the fourth day of the trial, neighbour Johan Stipp...
  • 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius faces day in court 28-02-2014 10:11 PM

    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius will stand in a Pretoria dock on Monday to face a charge of murdering his girlfriend, opening the decisive chapter in the story of the rise and fall of one of the world's most recognisable athletes. Barring a last-minute change of heart, the...
  • Murder trial for 'Blade Runner' Pistorius to start on March 3 19-08-2013 02:05 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius was indicted Monday on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's Day. A Pretoria court set March 3 as the trial date for Pistorius, who has said he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, believing she...
  • Pistorius to face new weapons charges in South African court-media 17-08-2013 09:37 AM

    Johannesburg: Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will face new charges of recklessly discharging a weapon in public when he appears in a South African court next week accused of murdering his girlfriend, local media reported on Friday. Neither prosecutors nor lawyers for Pistorius would comment on the reports carried by...
  • Oscar Pistorius' murder trial postponed until August 04-06-2013 12:55 PM

    Pretoria: A South African judge on Tuesday postponed until August 19 the murder trial of global athletics star Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day. Pistorius, 26, had to make his way through a scrum of photographers and reporters as he made his...
  • Pistorius forced out of hiding for trial hearing 04-06-2013 12:12 PM

    Johannesburg: Oscar Pistorius will be back in the glare of public scrutiny for the first time in months when he appears at a court hearing on Tuesday ahead of his murder trial, the next chapter of a sensational case that transformed the double-amputee Olympian from a smiling global inspiration to...
  • Oscar Pistorius bail restrictions eased; can travel abroad 28-03-2013 05:10 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on Thursday as he upheld the Olympic athlete's appeal against some of his bail restrictions. Judge Bert Bam said Pistorius, who is charged with murder in the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend...
  • Will Oscar Pistorius get bail on day 3 of hearing? 21-02-2013 10:58 AM

    The bail plea of Pistorius has gone into the third day now after some furious cross questioning by the defence counsel on day 2. ...
  • Robert Shapiro on Oscar Pistorius defense 21-02-2013 10:48 AM

    Shapiro, one of America's most famous defense lawyers, spoke to CNN's Piers Morgan about what to expect in the case. ...
  • Is Pistorius a lover caught in tragedy? 20-02-2013 10:28 AM

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  • Oscar Pistorius might get bail 19-02-2013 11:53 AM

    Legal experts in South Africa are of the opinion that Oscar Pistorius' celebrity status might help him get bail. ...
  • The show is a tribute to Reeva: Fans 18-02-2013 12:54 PM

    The fans have mixed reactions on airing the show of Reeva Steenkamp. Some say it is a tribute to her and some feel producers are making money out of it. ...