Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius, puts his hand to his face while listening to evidence from a witness speaking about the morning of the shooting in court on the fourth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Longari, Pool)

Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — As the girlfriend he shot lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by […]

03/06/2014

Oscar Pistorius holds his head  in court on the third day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Hutchings-Pool)

Pistorius’ character questioned over gun incident

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A month before he fatally shot his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius cajoled a friend into taking the blame when a gun was accidentally fired under the Johannesburg restaurant table where he […]

03/05/2014

Oscar Pistorius blocks his ears inside the high court on the second day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

Once-calm witness cries at Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius kept her composure. Then, just as her testimony was about to finish, she broke down in tears at […]

03/04/2014

Oscar Pistorius, center, is escorted out of the high court after the first day of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 3, 2014. (AP Photo)

Witness at Pistorius trial recalls hearing screams

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — “Bang … bang, bang, bang.” The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius opened Monday in South Africa with testimony from a neighbor who described the sound of what she said were […]

03/03/2014

Photographers take photos of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa on Feb. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Pistorius channel goes on air in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A cable TV channel devoted to the Oscar Pistorius murder trial went on air in South Africa on Sunday night showing footage of the blonde model the world-famous athlete shot […]

03/02/2014

FILE - In this frame grab from CCTV footage leaked to M-Net's Carte Blanche program which viewed Sunday Feb 24, 2013, shows Reeva Steenkamp entering the secured access to the Silverwoods housing estate, home of Olympian athlete Oscar Pistorius,  some hours before she was shot and killed at Pistorius' home. (AP Photo/M-Net Carte Blanche, File)

Pistorius trial: The pieces of the puzzle

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A toilet door, a gun, an iPhone — and some prosthetic legs. A stray bullet and the difference between a man and a woman screaming. All are pieces of the Oscar Pistorius […]

03/02/2014

Oscar Pistorius cries as he prays with his sister Aimee and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo)

Murder trial of Pistorius to start in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It could all hinge on the toilet door. Oscar Pistorius goes on trial for murder on Monday, but some experts not involved in the case say the double-amputee runner could still be […]

03/02/2014

File - In this file photo taken on Monday, Aug, 19, 2013, Oscar Pistorius, the celebrated athlete who became a murder suspect, said Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 that he is consumed by grief on the first anniversary of the day that he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

Pistorius says he mourns for girlfriend he killed

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic athlete who faces a murder trial next month, marked Valentine’s Day with what he said were a few words from his heart. The double-amputee runner, who has lived […]

02/14/2014

Oscar Pistorius cries as he prays with his sister Aimee and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo)

Pistorius, Steenkamp family reps ‘talking’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The families of Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend are in contact, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp’s parents said Tuesday. The communication between the two families is over a possible out-of-court settlement […]

08/20/2013

Oscar Pistorius cries as he prays with his sister Aimee and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo)

Witnesses heard woman scream, then Pistorius fired

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Witnesses heard a woman screaming before gunshots fired by Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend early on Valentine’s Day, South African prosecutors said Monday, contradicting the Paralympic champion’s version of events […]

08/19/2013

Photographers take photos of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius as he stands in the dock during his bail hearing at the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa on Feb. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Pistorius to be indicted, trial in early 2014

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be indicted for premeditated murder on Monday and the double-amputee Olympian will go on trial in early 2014, about a year after shooting dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In a […]

08/16/2013

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Pistorius allowed to leave South Africa with conditions

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on Thursday as he upheld the Olympic athlete’s appeal against some of his bail restrictions.

03/28/2013

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