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Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

Oct 24, 2014

Pistorius shoves race, crime and punishment in South Africa's face

The reaction to Pistorius' five-year sentence - likely to mean just 10 months in jail - was swift and overwhelmingly critical, suggesting most people in a society plagued by violent crime do not share Masipa's views. #OnOurMind #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp
Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Oct 22, 2014

Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world. #Oscar Pistorius #SportsTracker #Murder #Reeva Steenkamp
How Oscar Pistorius went from global icon to convicted jailbird

Oct 21, 2014

How Oscar Pistorius went from global icon to convicted jailbird

Once the "definition of global inspiration", Pistorius featured on the cover of Time magazine last year with the words "Man, Superman, Gunman". #Sports #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Oct 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, shooting her through a closed toilet door in his home. #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #murder trial #Gerrie Nel #Judge Masipa
Moment of truth Judge expected to announce Pistorius' sentence today

Oct 21, 2014

Moment of truth Judge expected to announce Pistorius' sentence today

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
Pistorius should get house arrest, community service Social worker

Oct 13, 2014

Pistorius should get house arrest, community service Social worker

South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve three years of partial house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, a witness said on Monday at the first day of the athlete's sentencing. #Sports #South Africa #Oscar Pistorius #Reeva Steenkamp #Pistorius Murder Trial #Judge Thokozile Masipa #Joel Maringa