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

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

By Toni Matthews-El October 21, 2014

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 …

Oscar Pistorius Trial Nearing Conclusion

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 …

Oscar Pistorius' Evaluation Might Help Defense

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, …

Oscar Pistorius "Scream" Defense A New Tactic

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, …

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 …

Oscar Pistorius: Could Psych Exam Clear Him? Oscar Pistorius: Could Psych Exam Clear Him?

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 …

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 …

Oscar Pistorius' Neighbor Testifies

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 …

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 …

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 …

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down During Cross-Examination

“You’re tailoring your version as you’re sitting there,” said Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Nel has been grilling Oscar Pistorius for days in an unrelenting mission to expose the defendant as a liar and a murderer. The cross-examination portion of the …

Oscar Pistorius Faces Day Two of Cross-Examination

Oscar Pistorius faced a second day of cross-examination in his murder trial on Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa. The prosecution accused Pistorius of caring more about himself than the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The 27-year-old was brought to …

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, …

Oscar Pistorius: Witness Heard Shots And Screams

Yet another witness has come forward in the Oscar Pistorius case to declare that she distinctly remembers gunfire and a woman’s screams. Anette Stipp, a neighbor of Pistorius, testified that on the morning of Reeva Steenkamp’s murder she heard a …

Oscar Pistorius: Textbook Paranoid Gun Owner?

The case against Oscar Pistorius continued today as his defense attorney tried his best to throw doubt on the professionalism of law enforcement and validity of the evidence against his client. Barry Roux’s cross-examination of police photographer Barend Van Staden …

Oscar Pistorius: Media, Internet Influencing Trial?

The case against Oscar Pistorius is thought to be the most covered trial in recent history. It has been compared many times to the spectacle of the OJ Simpson trial of the 1990s. Given the emerging role of the internet …

Oscar Pistorius: Why Didn’t He Wake Girlfriend?

Before the trial even began, everyone knew Oscar Pistorius’s side of the story: He was a man in fear of his life. The athlete known as “Blade Runner” could not get way from the paranoid belief that his life was …