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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years, Though Defense Claims He’ll Only Do A Year. Justice Served?

Oscar Pistorius’s fate was at last determined by Judge Thokozile Masipa on Tuesday. The Paralympian received a suspended three-year sentence for a firearms charge and he was sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide charge. “A noncustodial sentence [for Oscar Pistorius] would send the wrong message to the community,” said Masipa. “A long sentence would also not …

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Reeva Steenkamp Cousin’s Tearful Plea: Oscar Pistorius Must Pay For Girlfriend’s Death

As the sentencing phase of the Oscar Pistorius case continues, Reeva Steenkamp relatives are taking the stand in an effort to argue that the athlete serve jail time for killing her. Kim Martin, cousin of the late Steenkamp, tearfully pleaded for Judge Masipa Thokozile to send Pistorius to prison. Said Martin, “Everybody has suffered here, and I really think we …

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Oscar Pistorius: Will Paying Money To Steenkamp’s Family Help Him Avoid Jail?

According to a testimony given on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius has been paying money to the family of Reeva Steenkamp every month. It was also revealed that the 27-year-old fully intended to start up a trust fund once the trial is over. The surprising information came by way of Annette Vergeer, a probation officer. Annette was called to testify on behalf …

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Reeva Steenkamp’s Family Expresses Disbelief over Oscar Pistorius Verdict

The family of model Reeva Steenkamp is outraged that a South African judge did not find Oscar Pistorius guilty of murdering their daughter. “Justice was not served,” the family told NBC News on Friday. Pistorius was released on bail Friday after he was convicted of culpable homicide rather than murder. The double-amputee track star is scheduled to be sentenced next …

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Oscar Pistorius Trial Nearing Conclusion: What Happens Next?

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been packed with drama and shocking revelations from the very beginning. With the final witness called to testify for the defense, it’s expected that the trial is not far away from its highly anticipated conclusion. The defense will be calling yet another medical expert to testify, following the testimony on Wednesday by physician Wayne …

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Oscar Pistorius Had No Mental Disorder When He Shot Steenkamp

A heavy blow was dealt to the defense in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. According to the findings of a panel made up of one psychologist and three psychiatrists, the 27-year-old athlete likely wasn’t suffering from a mental disorder when he killed Steenkamp. This report was released today following a month-long evaluation at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria, South …

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Oscar Pistorius: Could Psych Exam Clear Him Of Murder?

A month has passed since Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered defendant Oscar Pistorius to undergo a mental health evaluation. The findings are expected to have a major impact on the outcome of the Reeva Steenkamp murder trial. The 27-year-old is on trial for fatally shooting Steenkamp, his 29-year-old girlfriend, in the early hours of February 14th, 2013. Pistorius claimed that he …

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Reeva Steenkamp Trial: Pistorius Begged Neighbors For Help

The Reeva Steenkamp murder trial resumed on Monday following a two week recess. A lengthy testimony by defendant Oscar Pistorius preceded the break. His turn on the stand was perceived by some onlookers as utterly disastrous for the defense. The 27-year-old athlete claimed that in the early hours of February 14th, 2013, he shot what he thought was a dangerous …

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Oscar Pistorius Testimony Deemed A Fatal Error

Even though millions were anticipating the testimony of Oscar Pistorius, the 27-year-old was in truth not obligated to take the stand. He could have simply sat and allowed his defense team to do their best to clear him of the charge premeditated murder. For all the comparisons made to the O.J. Simpson trial of the 1990s, it is here where …

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Oscar Pistorius Trial: Cross-Examiniation Ends

After five grueling days, the cross-examination of suspect Oscar Pistorius came to an end on Tuesday. Gerrie Nel, the chief prosecutor in the high profile case, said that he had no further questions for the 27-year-old former Olympian. Nel seems satisfied with his questioning and what he managed to convey to the court and judge. Pistorius was not obligated to …

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Oscar Pistorius: Changing His Story To Avoid Jail?

Oscar Pistorius has been extremely emotional throughout his high profile murder trial. At one point the 27-year-old athlete vomited during expert testimony. Now himself on the stand, Pistorius is trying to convey his version of what occurred on February 14th, 2013. He claimed that after he discovered the body of 29-year-old Steenkamp, he “sat over [her] and cried”. Pistorius testified …

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Oscar Pistorius Testifies: Claims He Can’t Sleep

Many an onlooker has wondered how Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, can sleep at night knowing what he did. The answer from the mouth of Pistorius is that he can’t, not soundly anyway. The 27-year-old is now testifying on his own behalf. His turn on the stand is what many have been eagerly awaiting. Much of what …

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