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S-African court approves appeal against Pistorius' murder acquittal

Dec 10, 2014

S-African court approves appeal against Pistorius' murder acquittal

Pistorius could face a minimum of 15 years in prison if the appeals court overturns the culpable homicide conviction and raises it to a murder conviction. #Sports #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Blade runner #SportsTracker #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius Murder Trial #Gerrie Nel #Judge Thokozile Masipa #National Prosecuting Authority #Prosecuters
Oscar Pistorius case: Judge allows prosecutors to appeal conviction

Dec 10, 2014

Oscar Pistorius case: Judge allows prosecutors to appeal conviction

A South African judge has ruled that prosecutors can appeal the acquittal on murder charges of Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of culpable homicide in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #judge #SportsTracker #Reeva Steekamp #murder charges #homicide
State applies for leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius sentence

Dec 09, 2014

State applies for leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius sentence

Nel, however, admitted that the prosecution was fully aware that its application for leave to appeal in the Oscar Pistorius case was not an easy task. #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Blade runner #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius Murder Trial #Gerrie Nel
Pistorius trial families accept plan to appeal

Oct 28, 2014

Pistorius trial families accept plan to appeal

The families of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius and the woman he killed have accepted the decision by South African prosecutors to press for a murder conviction and a harsher sentence for the athlete. #Sports #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Arnold Pistorius #Pistorius Murder Trial #Judge Thokozile Masipa #National Prosecuting Authority #Prosecuters

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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