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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 …

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 …

Reeva Steenkamp’s Mom: Jail Won’t Bring Her Back

Throughout this huge spectacle of a trial, almost all of the attention has been directed towards defendant Oscar Pistorius. Because of his level of fame in South Africa, everything he does or says is the subject of news articles around …

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 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 …

Oscar Pistorius Testifies, Says He Is In “State Of Terror”

Oscar Pistorius took the stand in his defense on Monday, saying he was trying to protect his girlfriend on the night she was shot to death in his home. Pistorius, a double amputee who has competed in both the Paralympic …

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’ Mansion to be Auctioned Off

Paralympian “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, accused of the premeditated murder of of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has put his Pretoria, South Africa mansion up for sale to help pay for his mounting legal fees. The house would nominally sell for up …

Reeva Steenkamp Ballistics Testimony Horrifies Pistorius

Reeva Steenkamp was in a standing position when she was hit with the first of four hollow-point bullets shot by Oscar Pistorius, a ballistics expert testified this week. Capt. Christiaan Mangena was hit in the hip with that first bullet …

Oscar Pistorius Knew Gun Safety Laws; Trial Day 11

Oscar Pistorius was aware of gun safety laws restricting the lethal force against intruders at the time he shot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, a gun dealer testified at the Paralympian’s trial Monday in Pretoria, South Africa. On …

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 …

Oscar Pistorius: Damning Testimonies On Fifth Day

The prosecution in the ongoing Oscar Pistorius case have approached the matter with a clear game plan. First, they attack Oscar Pistorius’s account of the even that resulted in then girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s death. This is then followed with damaging …

Samantha Taylor Testifies In Pistorius Case About Temper

Samantha Taylor, the former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, took the stand during his murder trial this week to testify regarding his short, violent temper and attachment to guns. Taylor dated Pistorius from 2011 to 2012 but broke up with him …

Oscar Pistorius: Previously Fired Gun In Restaurant

The prosecution in the case against Oscar Pistorius is working hard to discredit not only his version of events leading up to his girlfriend’s death, but his character. On the third day of the trial, a witness testified that Pistorius …

Oscar Pistorius Breaks Down During Cross-Examination

Oscar Pistorius has maintained his story over the past year regarding what happened in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day 2013, but now it appears that the stress of the trial may be getting to him. The Olympic athlete …

Oscar Pistorius Trial Halted Over Media Leak

The already tumultuous Oscar Pistorius case saw the drama level rise even higher, and just two days into the internationally-monitored trial. Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered an investigation on Tuesday into how the first witness’s name leaked to the public despite …

Oscar Pistorius Trial Starts: Not Guilty Plea Given

While many Americans were settling into bed after a night of viewing the Academy Awards, elsewhere in the world people were preparing for an altogether different Oscar-related spectacle. The much talked about trial for South African athlete and celebrity Oscar …