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    South Africa's Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, jailed for murdering girlfriend, to get early parole

    Other Sports | November 24, 2023 19:18 IST

    The Gold medalist at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games and the former World champion was convicted in the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013 and is facing a 15-year jail term.

  • oscar pistorious convicted of murder by south african

    Oscar Pistorious convicted of murder by South African appeals court

    Other Sports | December 03, 2015 17:15 IST

    Johannesburg:  A South African appeals court on Thursday convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court's conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death

  • pistorius lawyers appeal rejected by court

    Pistorius lawyers' appeal rejected by court

    Other Sports | March 14, 2015 7:32 IST

    Johannesburg: Oscar Pistorius' lawyers failed Friday in their attempt to stop an appeal by prosecutors that will again seek a murder conviction against the double-amputee athlete for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.Judge Thokozile Masipa dismissed an

  • oscar pistorius lawyers to challenge appeal ruling

    Oscar Pistorius lawyers to challenge appeal ruling

    Other Sports | February 25, 2015 9:56 IST

    Stellenbosch: Oscar Pistorius' lawyers will challenge a judge's decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want the Olympic runner convicted of murder.Lawyer Brian Webber said today in a statement

  • prosecution appeal against pistorius verdict accepted

    Prosecution appeal against Pistorius verdict accepted

    Other Sports | December 11, 2014 4:57 IST

    Pretoria: The Pretoria High Court judge who sentenced South African athlete Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend accepted Wednesday an appeal submitted by the prosecution against the verdict.Judge Thokozile Masipa

  • state applies for leave to appeal pistorius sentence

    State applies for leave to appeal Pistorius sentence

    Other Sports | December 10, 2014 5:19 IST

    Pretoria: The state presented its application for leave to appeal South African athlete Oscar Pistorius's sentence and conviction at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria Tuesday.Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through

  • judge to rule on pistorius appeal

    Judge to rule on Pistorius appeal

    Other Sports | December 09, 2014 15:57 IST

    Johannesburg: A South African judge will rule Tuesday on whether to grant a state appeal that would open the way for para-athlete Oscar Pistorius to serve more time behind bars for shooting dead his girlfriend

  • pistorius lawyers ask judge to reject state appeal

    Pistorius lawyers ask judge to reject state appeal

    Other Sports | November 19, 2014 16:11 IST

    Stellenbosch, South Africa: Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have filed court papers asking a judge to reject prosecutors' attempts to take the athlete's case to South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal.Pistorius' lawyers say that Judge Thokozile Masipa

  • pistorius prosecutors file appeal papers

    Pistorius prosecutors file appeal papers

    Other Sports | November 04, 2014 21:51 IST

    Stellenbosch, South Africa: Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case filed appeal papers Tuesday, saying they believe a judge did not correctly apply the law when she found the Olympic athlete not guilty of murder for

  • prosecutors to appeal oscar pistorius ruling

    Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius ruling

    Other Sports | October 27, 2014 23:04 IST

    Pretoria:  South African state prosecutors today said they would appeal the verdict and five-year jail term handed down to fallen track star Oscar Pistorius over the killing of his girlfriend last year. The "NPA (National Prosecuting

  • oscar pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

    Oscar Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

    Other Sports | October 22, 2014 21:45 IST

    Johannesburg : Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.   He seemed confused

  • oscar pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing

    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend

    Other Sports | October 21, 2014 16:04 IST

    Pretoria:  South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison today for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax. Pistorius, who had vomited and

  • oscar pistorius to finally learn his sentence today

    Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence today

    Other Sports | October 21, 2014 6:22 IST

    Johannesburg: Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate today when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius could be sentenced to years in prison, or he could

  • prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for pistorius

    Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius

    Other Sports | October 18, 2014 9:08 IST

    Pretoria, South Africa: The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and

  • steenkamp cousin pistorius apology not genuine

    Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine

    Other Sports | October 16, 2014 14:53 IST

    PRETORIA, South Africa: Reeva Steenkamp's cousin says Oscar Pistorius must "pay for what he's done" and testified that she didn't believe the athlete's courtroom apology to the family of the woman he killed was sincere. Kim

  • reeva steenkamp s death ruined family court hears

    Reeva Steenkamp's death ruined family, court hears

    Other Sports | October 16, 2014 11:01 IST

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius "ruined our whole family" when he killed Reeva Steenkamp, a South African court heard today, as prosecutors turned the spotlight firmly back on the victim in a last-ditch attempt to secure a

  • prosecutor pistorius being portrayed as victim

    Prosecutor: Pistorius being portrayed as 'victim'

    Other Sports | October 14, 2014 16:28 IST

    Pretoria, South Africa: Oscar Pistorius was being portrayed as a "poor victim" ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Tuesday.   Prosecutor Gerrie Nel was cross-examining Pistorius' agent, Peet van

  • oscar pistorius faces sentencing this week

    Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing this week

    Other Sports | October 12, 2014 20:02 IST

    JOHANNESBURG: Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing this week in a South African court after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.The sentencing of the double-amputee athlete is expected to involve several days of

  • oscar pistorius trial judge s verdict explained

    Oscar Pistorius trial: Judge's verdict explained

    Other Sports | September 13, 2014 10:13 IST

    PRETORIA, South Africa: Did Oscar Pistorius get away with murder? Judge Thokozile Masipa's decision to acquit Pistorius of murder has left many in South Africa asking that question. Masipa's decision hinged on a little-known Latin

  • judge pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide

    Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide

    Other Sports | September 12, 2014 15:51 IST

    PRETORIA, South Africa: A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Judge Thokozile