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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Oscar Pistorius murder trial’

Oscar Pistorius: Prosecutors To Appeal Athlete’s 5-Year Manslaughter Sentence

It seems the matter of Oscar Pistorius and the fatal shooting of former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is far from settled. On Monday the prosecution said that it would take its appeal before a court in Pretoria, South Africa on December 9. The defense attorney for 27-year-old Pistorius said that it’s not yet known if the former athlete will attend the …

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Oscar Pistorius Will Learn His Fate On Tuesday. Could A Threat To His Life Allow Him To Go Free?

Will Oscar Pistorius evade prison time or will he be locked away for years? Judge Thokozile Masipa will finally provide the long awaited answer to this question on Tuesday. It will signal a dramatic end to a situation that has held the attention of South Africa and much of the world since the day 27-year-old Pistorius fatally shot then girlfriend …

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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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Oscar Pistorius Is NOT A Victim: Prosecutor Gerrie Nel Balks At Sympathetic Image

The tear-streaked face of Oscar Pistorius has been a staple in the media since he first fatally shot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013. The man has weeped, wailed, and even vomited in court. However prosecutor Gerrie Nel has largely remained unmoved by Pistorius’s “antics” throughout the murder trial. When Oscar Pistorius was placed on the stand, he grilled the …

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Oscar Pistorius Could Still Get A Life Sentence

The Oscar Pistorius case is nearing its dramatic conclusion. The latest developments have left a number of onlookers stunned. Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013. He has since claimed that it was an accidental killing. According to the 27-year-old athlete he and Steenkamp had not been arguing at the time of her death as …

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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 Not Guilty Of Murder: Why He Might Still Go To Jail

On Thursday morning at the courthouse in Pretoria, South Africa, Judge Thokozile Masipa read her summation as millions of people around the world waited for news of Oscar Pistorius’s fate. To the shock of quite a few people, including Reeva Steenkamp’s friends and family, Masipa determined that Pistorius was not guilty of murder. Pistorius wept openly as he learned that …

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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 Defense Scraping The Bottom Of The Barrel

It was a bizarre week for those following the ongoing Oscar Pistorius trial. When the case resumed on Monday, the 30 day evaluation results seemed fairly open and shut at first. It was widely reported that the 27-year-old athlete was likely not suffering from any major mental disorder the night he fatally shot 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp. This was admittedly a …

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Oscar Pistorius’s Defense Insists He Screams “Like A Woman”

Now that Oscar Pistorius’s mental health results are in, it’s clear that whatever happened in the early hours of February 14th, 2014, the 27-year-old had his faculties about him. After a 30-day evaluation by a panel of mental health experts, it was determined that Pistorius does not suffer from any mental disorder whatsoever. On the night he fatally shot his …

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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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