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'Primal instincts' caused Pistorius to shoot, says his defence lawyer

Aug 08, 2014

'Primal instincts' caused Pistorius to shoot, says his defence lawyer

Defence lawyer Barry Roux said during his closing arguments that psychological evidence had proven Pistorius had a heightened fight response because of his disability. #South Africa #Athletics #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial
Oscar Pistorius' defence is 'devoid of any truth', says prosecutor Nel

Aug 07, 2014

Oscar Pistorius' defence is 'devoid of any truth', says prosecutor Nel

"The court should have no difficulty in rejecting Pistorius' full version of events, not only as not reasonably possibly true, but in essence as being absolutely devoid of any truth." #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Murder #Reeva Steenkamp #Barry Roux #Gerrie Nel #Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial
Pistorius returns to court as closing arguments begin in murder trial

Aug 07, 2014

Pistorius returns to court as closing arguments begin in murder trial

Pistorius, who denies the charge, appeared at the Pretoria High Court wearing glasses and a dark suit, clenching his jaw as he sat in the dock. #Sports #NewsTracker #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius trial #Judge Thokozile Masipa
Pistorius to return to court to hear final arguments in murder trial today

Aug 07, 2014

Pistorius to return to court to hear final arguments in murder trial today

Pistorius, a double-amputee star sprinter known as the "Blade Runner", faces a minimum of 25 years in jail if he is convicted of the premeditated murder of his model girlfriend. #Sports #NewsTracker #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius trial #Judge Thokozile Masipa
Pistorius due back in court as murder trial nears verdict

Aug 06, 2014

Pistorius due back in court as murder trial nears verdict

Pistorius, 27, is charged with murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the night of Valentine's Day last year. #Sports #NewsTracker #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius trial #Judge Thokozile Masipa

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From the Pope to Pistorius: Why are we being so insensitive?

Feb 19, 2013

From the Pope to Pistorius: Why are we being so insensitive?

Our own reactions to these events have shown a level of disrespect - for the beliefs of others; for the victim of a crime - and a level of cynicism that is unfortunate, but understandable. We simply don't know how to process genuinely shocking news. #InMyOpinion #Oscar Pistorius #Pope Benedict #Roman catholicism
Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

Sep 03, 2012

Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

What Pistorius achieved by complaining that the IPC needed to clarify the rules about the length of blades for Paralympic athletes, was to make the games even more mainstream. #HowThisWorks #Oscar Pistorius #Blade runner #London 2012 #Paralympics #Alan Oliveira

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Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

Aug 19, 2014

Oscar Pistorius' brother makes "miraculous' recovery

Carl Pistorius suffered internal injuries in a car cras...
Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

Aug 19, 2014

Family: Oscar Pistorius' brother out of ICU, had suffered respiratory failure after car crash

A family spokeswoman says Oscar Pistorius' brother has been discharged from a hospital intensive care unit after suffering internal injuries and going into respiratory failure following a car crash...
Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

Aug 08, 2014

Oscar Pistorius murder trial judge to decide case Sept. 11

The finish line in the marathon Oscar Pistorius murder trial is in sight as the judge will deliver her verdict on, of all days, Sept. 11...