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Moment of truth Judge expected to announce Pistorius' sentence on Tuesday

Oct 20, 2014

Moment of truth Judge expected to announce Pistorius' sentence on Tuesday

Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. #Sports #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius Murder Trial #Gerrie Nel #Judge Thokozile Masipa
Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison prosecutor

Oct 17, 2014

Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison prosecutor

Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned the session until Tuesday, when she is expected to sentence Pistorius and end a six-month, on-off trial that has captivated millions worldwide. #South Africa #Athletics #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Barry Roux #murder trial #Gerrie Nel #Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial
Pistorius ruined the Steenkamp family, says Reeva's cousin

Oct 15, 2014

Pistorius ruined the Steenkamp family, says Reeva's cousin

Pistorius, who said he shot Steenkamp, a law graduate and model, after mistaking her for an intruder, faces anything from a suspended sentence or community service to 15 years in jail. #World #Sports #NewsTracker #South Africa #Athletics #Oscar Pistorius #Johannesburg #Reeva Steenkamp #Carl Pistorius #Car crash #Judge Masipa
Prison will not assist Pistorius but 'break' him as a person, says defence witness

Oct 14, 2014

Prison will not assist Pistorius but 'break' him as a person, says defence witness

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius would be "broken as a person" if he were jailed for killing his girlfriend because of his disability and psychological problems, a defence witness at his sentencing hearing said on Tuesday. #Sports #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #defence witness #Pistorius Murder Trial #Judge Thokozile Masipa #Annette Vergeer

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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