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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reeva Steenkamp Murder’

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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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 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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Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorious’ Girlfriend, Remembered by Dear Friend

Reeva Steenkamp was remembered recently by a dear friend, during an interview with the BBC. Kerry Smith attended college with Reeva. Tomorrow Oscar Pistorious–once called the Blade Runner for being the fastest man on no legs–will learn whether he is found guilty for murdering her, or is acquitted of his crime. Kerry Smith called Reeva Steenkamp a ‘small-town girl.’ “She …

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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 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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Reeva Steenkamp Trial: Pistorius Begged Neighbors For Help

The Reeva Steenkamp murder trial resumed on Monday following a two week recess. A lengthy testimony by defendant Oscar Pistorius preceded the break. His turn on the stand was perceived by some onlookers as utterly disastrous for the defense. The 27-year-old athlete claimed that in the early hours of February 14th, 2013, he shot what he thought was a dangerous …

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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 character testimony that paints Pistorius in the worst possible light. The 27-year-old has long claimed that he fired through his …

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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 had fired a gun under questionable circumstances just one month prior to fatally shooting Reeva Steenkamp. Boxer Kevin Lerena stated …

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Olympian Oscar Pistorius Heads Back To Court For Valentine’s Day Killing of Girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian from South Africa who shot and killed his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp last Valentine’s Day, headed back to the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday; Pistorius received an official indictment on a charge of premeditated murder. An means that the case then goes to a judge-only trial at the High Court in the South African Capital …

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