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Escorted by police and security, Oscar Pistorius leaves the court  in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa  ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp,  but said he was negligent and convicted him of culpable homicide. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Pistorius could get 15 years for culpable homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said […]

09/12/2014

Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11 2014. The verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present. She will decide with the help of two legal assessors if Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

Judge: Pistorius can’t be found guilty of murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius’ trial, the judge said Thursday he can’t be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the shooting death of […]

09/11/2014

Oscar Pistorius reads in court, in Pretoria, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia, Pool)

Pistorius is not a narcissist, psychologist says

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius does not display the narcissism associated with men in abusive relationships and linked to “rage-type” murders, according to a psychologist’s report read Wednesday at the athlete’s murder trial. […]

07/02/2014

Oscar Pistorius is seated inside a courtroom in Pretoria, South Africa, June 30, 2014. The murder trial of Pistorius resumed Monday,  after one month during which mental health experts evaluated the athlete to determine if he has an anxiety disorder that could have influenced his actions on the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Ihsaan Haffejee, Pool)

Agent: Pistorius planned travel with girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius had a heightened concern for his personal safety and was making plans to take girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on international trips shortly before he fatally shot her, his agent […]

07/01/2014

Oscar Pistorius is seated inside a courtroom in Pretoria, South Africa, June 30, 2014. The murder trial of Pistorius resumed Monday,  after one month during which mental health experts evaluated the athlete to determine if he has an anxiety disorder that could have influenced his actions on the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Ihsaan Haffejee, Pool)

Reports: Pistorius not mentally ill during killing

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. The […]

06/30/2014

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 14, 2014,  as the judge overseeing his murder trial ordered him to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning that the trial proceedings will be delayed. The court adjourned until May 21, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.   (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia, Pool)

Pistorius to be sent for psychiatric tests

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was ordered by a judge on Wednesday to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning that the double-amputee athlete’s murder trial will be interrupted, possibly for two months. The decision by […]

05/14/2014

Oscar Pistorius sits in court for his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, May 12, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Collingridge, Pool)

Psychiatrist testifies that Pistorius has ‘anxiety disorder’

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has an anxiety disorder that may have contributed to the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, an expert testified at his murder trial Monday, prompting the chief prosecutor to […]

05/12/2014

Friend of the late Reeva Steenkamp, Kim Myers, listens to a witness giving evidence during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday May 6, 2014. (AP Photo. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

Pistorius allegedly made sinister remark in court

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was accused of making a “sinister” comment to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp in the courtroom Tuesday after his murder trial was adjourned for the day. Pistorius denied […]

05/06/2014

Oscar Pistorius looks straight ahead inside a courtroom at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday May 5, 2014 at the resumption of his murder trial, following a two-week break. (AP Photo/Ihsaan Haffejee, Pool)

Pistorius neighbor says shooting accidental

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A neighbor and friend of Oscar Pistorius testified Monday at his murder trial that the athlete was “torn apart” and desperately trying to save girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp minutes after fatally […]

05/05/2014

Forensic expert, Roger Dixon, left, holds a court exhibit, a magazine rack, as he answers questions put to him by chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel , right, during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete’s assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but […]

04/17/2014

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