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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’ Brother Survives Harrowing Car Crash

Oscar Pistorius’ brother, Carl, survived a near-fatal car accident in South Africa on the first of August and is now recovering, according to his family. “Carl suffered poly-trauma injuries during the accident. These included lacerations to his heart and liver and he also went into respiratory failure,” family spokesperson Anneliese Burgess said. Carl Pistorius suffered multiple fractures as well as …

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Oscar Pistorius Breaks Silence With Three Tweets

Just days after the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was adjourned, the Olympian broke his silence on Twitter. Ever since being charged with the murder of his girlfriend back in February 2013, with the exception of a single tweet, the South African runner has remained silent on the popular social media outlet. Pistorius, who has been out on bail, admitted to …

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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 Acted Out Of Fear, Expert Says

The defense team of paralympian Oscar Pistorius sought on Thursday to show that the double-amputee sprinter acted out of fear rather than anger when he shot and killed his lover Reeva Steenkamp, and a leading sports doctor agreed. Dr. Wayne Derman testified on Thursday that he agreed with the court-ordered psychiatric report on Oscar Pistorius that stated there are “two …

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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 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 Trial Resumes After Psych Tests

The case of Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian on trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be returning to trial on Monday after Pistorius was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Defense witness Dr. Meryl Vorster stated to the court that “It is my opinion…that Mr. Pistorius has an anxiety disorder,” which prompted the judge to order the evaluation. …

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