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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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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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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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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: Evaluation Might Be What Defense Needs

Oscar Pistorius underwent a psychiatric evaluation recently, and according to his doctors, he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and is severely depressed. But he was also likely in a heightened state of fear when he shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year, rather than a state of rage. The evaluation could be a blow to prosecution, as …

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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 Trial: The Story Thus Far

The Reeva Steenkamp murder trial will resume on Monday. Defendant Oscar Pistorius is on trial for fatally shooting her. If you haven’t followed the trial at all or need a refresher then pay close attention. These are the must-know facts about the case that you probably missed. Oscar Pistorius Definitely Shot Reeva Steenkamp Though constantly compared to the O.J. Simpson …

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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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Oscar Pistorius Undergoes Mental Health Tests

Oscar Pistorius was ordered last week by Judge Thokozile Masipa to undergo a month-long series of mental health tests. The 30 day evaluation, which begins today, may at last offer a look at just what’s going on inside the mind of the man who shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp over a year ago. Throughout the trial, Pistorius has been visibly …

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Oscar Pistorius’ Neighbor Testifies Shooting Was An Accident

Oscar Pistorius has endured a lengthy, difficult trial for the past several weeks, and after a two-week recess, proceedings began again on Monday with a neighbor testifying that the deadly shooting which took Pistorius’ girlfriend’s life was an accident. Pistorius hasn’t wavered from his original story since the shooting on Valentine’s Day of 2013, when he fired a gun four …

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