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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
Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl 'badly hurt' in car crash

Aug 02, 2014

Oscar Pistorius' brother Carl 'badly hurt' in car crash

Carl Pistorius went to trial and was acquitted last year of a negligent killing charge after being involved in a road accident in 2008 in which a female motorcyclist died. #Sports #World #NewsTracker #South Africa #Athletics #Oscar Pistorius #Johannesburg #Reeva Steenkamp #Carl Pistorius #Car crash #The Star
Pistorius in trouble again: Thrown out of club after drunken brawl

Jul 15, 2014

Pistorius in trouble again: Thrown out of club after drunken brawl

Another patron who saw Pistorius at the club told the daily that the athlete was "flat-out drunk". #Sports #World #NewsTracker #South Africa #Athletics #Oscar Pistorius #Johannesburg #Reeva Steenkamp #The Star
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