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Oscar Pistorius defence team closes case in murder trial

Jul 08, 2014

Oscar Pistorius defence team closes case in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius' defence team wrapped up its case in the murder trial of the Olympic and Paralympic athlete on Tuesday and the court adjourned for a month to allow the legal teams to prepare and submit their closing arguments. #Sports #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius trial #Judge Thokozile Masipa #defence team
Oscar Pistorius returns to court as experts rule out mental illness

Jun 30, 2014

Oscar Pistorius returns to court as experts rule out mental illness

"Mr Pistorius did not suffer from a mental illness or defect that would have rendered him criminally not responsible for the offence charged," said state prosecutor Gerrie Nel. #Sports #NewsTracker #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius trial #Judge Thokozile Masipa
South African court orders Pistorius to 30 days of psychiatric tests

May 20, 2014

South African court orders Pistorius to 30 days of psychiatric tests

Judge Thokozile Masipa told Pistorius he must report to Pretoria's Weskoppies hospital, one of South Africa's top mental institutions, as an outpatient for up to 30 days, starting on 26 May. #NewsTracker #Shooting #Oscar Pistorius #Paralympic #girlfriend #pistorius #South African Olympic star #death trial #mental tests #psychiatric tests #Pistorius shoots girlfriend
Pistorius has 'anxiety disorder', would be danger to society: Psychiatrist

May 12, 2014

Pistorius has 'anxiety disorder', would be danger to society: Psychiatrist

"Overall, Mr. Pistorius appears to be a mistrustful and guarded person," Vorster testified. #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius Murder Trial #Anxiety disorder #Dr. Merryll Vorster

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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

Jul 08, 2014

Defense rests in Oscar Pistorius murder trial

The defense team for Oscar Pistorius closed its case in the athlete's murder trial on Tuesday, bringing a legal case that has transfixed South Africans and others around the world closer to a verdict...
Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

Jul 08, 2014

Oscar Pistorius defense team rests case in athlete's murder trial

The defense team for Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius closed its case Tuesday in the murder trial of his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp, sending the trial into a new phase and ending months of emotionally wrenching cross-examination...
Why the Blade runner controversy is good for the Paralympics

Jul 07, 2014

Oscar Pistorius fired gun to 'nullify threat,' says defense witness

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius intended to shoot through a door in his bathroom to “nullify the threat,” believing an intruder was in the enclosed toilet cubicle, a sports and exercise doctor testified Monday...