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Latest News on the Pistorius Murder Trial

Live Blog: Pistorius sentencing
Live Blog: Pistorius sentencing

Live Blog pulling in Tweets from the Oscar trial

In the dock: Oscar Pistorius.
Pistorius not as generous as portrayed: Nel

The State in the Oscar Pistorius trial says the convicted killer is not as generous and kind as his former manager portrays him as being.

Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius on February 14, 2013
Not the right judgment: Reeva's mom

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp believe the conviction of culpable homicide that Oscar Pistorius received for shooting their daughter was not the right one, NBC reported on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide and a gun related charge.
Pistorius soon to know his fate

Oscar Pistorius will be closer to knowing his fate when the pre-sentencing procedures start next week in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius was acquitted on the charge of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Mystery Oscar Pistorius statement pre-empts report

A press statement was issued by paralympian, Oscar Pistorius's family and legal team on Wednesday in attempt to forestall a pending news report.

Judge Thokozile Masipa.
Judge Thokozile Masipa's full verdict

Judge Thokozile Masipa has found paralympian Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Masipa acquitted Pistorius of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp
Legal organisations condemn attack on Masipa

Several legal organisations on Monday said they were concerned by the threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa who presided over the trial of paralympian, Oscar Pistorius.

Judge Masipa acquitted the paralympian on a murder charge of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, though she found him guilty of culpable homicide.
COPE slams 'unwarranted' attack on Judge Masipa

The Congress of the People (COPE) says the attacks on Judge Thokozile Masipa is unwarranted and unfair.

Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a locked toilet door.
Sascoc to discuss Pistorius participation

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) will consider Oscar Pistorius's participation in international competitions at a meeting on Thursday, president Gideon Sam said.

Some legal experts say the judge may have erred in her legal reasoning regarding the dismissal of the murder charge.
NPA to ponder possible appeal against Pistorius judgement

Sources in the NPA say a possible appeal against the Pretoria High Court ruling will depend on whether there's a perception that Judge Thokozile Masipa erred in her judgment.

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the death of Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius's bail extended

Judge Thokozile Masipa has extended Oscar Pistorius's bail at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria and has set October 13-16 as dates for hearings and sentencing.

More than 300 000 unique articles were produced on Thursday after Judge Thokozile Masipa cleared Pistorius of premeditated murder.
Media coverage of Pistorius trial hits record high

Coverage of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial hit record numbers on the first day of judgment.

Judge Thokozile Masipa and Oscar Pistorius.
Legal experts taken aback by Pistorius judgment

Many experts in the legal fraternity are surprised by Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial so far.

Oscar Pistorius.
Live blog: Oscar Pistorius judgment

Live blog coverage of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial judgment.

The world will be watching when Judge Thokozile Masipa hands down judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial in September.
Latest news

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View the interactive timeline on Oscar Pistorius below.
Timeline: Oscar Pistorius

An interactive timeline of key dates in Oscar Pistorius' journey from internationally renowned athlete to a man on trial for murder.

We take a look at the five possible fates that Oscar Pistorius faces in Thursdays judgement.
What will Oscar’s fate be?

Infographic on the 5 possible fates of Oscar Pistorius as South Africa awaits the verdict.

Live coverage

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 10, Tuesday 8 July 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 10, Tuesday 8 July 2014

Defence set to close case in Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 10, Monday 7 July 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 10, Monday 7 July 2014

Professor back on stand at Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 9, Tuesday 1 July 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 9, Tuesday 1 July 2014

Sound expert take stand in Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 9, Monday 30 June 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 9, Monday 30 June 2014

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius resume on Monday after a break to evaluate the athlete's mental health.

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 8, Wednesday 14 May 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 8, Wednesday 14 May 2014

Pistorius mental observation ruling

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 8, Tuesday 13 May 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 8, Tuesday 13 May 2014

Oscar Pistorius trial continues.

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 8, Monday 12 May 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 8, Monday 12 May 2014

Oscar trial resumes in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 7, Friday 9 May 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 7, Friday 9 May 2014

Ballistics expert's testimony continues in Pistorius trial.

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 7, Thursday 8 May 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 7, Thursday 8 May 2014

Oscar Pistorius trial resumes

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 7, Tuesday 6 May 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 7, Tuesday 6 May 2014

Pistorius prosecutor, defence witnesses in heated exchange

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 7, Monday 5 May 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 7, Monday 5 May 2014

Pistorius Murder trial continue

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 6, Thursday 17 April 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 6, Thursday 17 April 2014

Dixon back for more 'torment' in Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 6, Wednesday 16 April 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 6, Wednesday 16 April 2014

Court to rule on Pistorius trial postponement request

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 6, Tuesday 15 April 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 6, Tuesday 15 April 2014

Pistorius face gruelling questions on shooting

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 6, Monday 14 April 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 6, Monday 14 April 2014

Pistorius face 6th day of cross examination

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 5, Friday 11 April 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 5, Friday 11 April 2014

'Blade Runner' back for gruelling cross examination

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 5, Thursday 10 April 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 5, Thursday 10 April 2014

Pistorius back on stand for further grilling

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 5, Wednesday 9 April 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 5, Wednesday 9 April 2014

Pistorius come under tough cross examination.

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 5, Tuesday 8 April 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 5, Tuesday 8 April 2014

Pistorius back in the hot seat

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Tuesday,  25 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Cellphone analyst to continue testimony in Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 4, Monday 24 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 4, Monday 24 March 2014

A new witness will take the stand in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 3, Wednesday 19 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 3, Wednesday 19 March 2014

Ballistic expert's testimony continues in Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 3, Tuesday 18 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 3, Tuesday 18 March 2014

Police photographer back on stand in Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 3, Monday 17 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Week 3, Monday 17 March 2014

Pistorius murder trial resumes

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Friday 14 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Friday 14 March 2014

Graphic evidence continue in Pistorius murder trial

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Thursday 13 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Thursday 13 March 2014

A former station commander Schoombie van Rensburg has taken the stand in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

Oscar Pistorius is standing trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Wednesday 12 March 2014

Week 2, Day 3 of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes on Wednesday, with the cross-examination of 11th witness, Darren Fresco.

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Tuesday 11 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Tuesday 11 March 2014

Media packed in court for Pistorius case

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Monday 10 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Monday 10 March 2014

Pieter Baba take stand again in Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Friday 7 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Friday 7 March 2014

Pistorius’s neighbour continue with his testimony

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Thursday 6 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Thursday 6 March 2014

Third witness in Pistorius trial back in hot seat.

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Third witness back on the stand in Pistorius trial.

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Tuesday 4 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius Trial: Tuesday, March 4 2014

Day Two of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

Profiles of key players

Judge Thokozile Masipa has appointed two assessors to assist her in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial
Profile: The eloquent Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa

Profile of Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa, the presiding judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, held at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Until a year ago, Pistorius was riding the crest of a wave, counting some of the world’s most famous as friends
PROFILE: Oscar Pistorius, Fallen hero?

Oscar Leonard Pistorius was born on November 22, 1986. He was born with his fibular missing. Within a year, his legs were amputated below the knee.

Reeva Steenkamp won a number of modelling competitions at local level.
PROFILE: Reeva Steenkamp, the victim

Reeva Steenkamp was born in Cape Town on the 19th of August, in 1983. She spent her youth in Port Elizabeth and was making her mark as a model.

Barry Roux is Oscar Pistorius trial lawyer
PROFILE: Barry Roux, Oscar's legal hope

Oscar Pistorius' trial lawyer has fought and won a string of high-profile criminal cases, but found celebrity status when millions followed the athlete's three-day bail hearing.

Oscar Pistorius' trial is expected to start on March 3 and continue until March 20.
PROFILE: Eloquent, reserved Judge Masipa to hear Pistorius trial

In 15 years on the bench, Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa has heard a few high profile cases, but they will all be eclipsed by the drama and world-wide scrutiny of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

Oscar Pistorius faces murder charges relating to the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp
PROFILE: Lt-Gen Vineshkumar Moonoo - Top detective in Pistorius case

The chief investigating officer in the murder probe against Paralympian Oscar Pretorius Lt-Gen Vineshkumar Moonoo is a top dog in the world of detectives.

Gerrie Nel is a familiar name in South African law for taking on big cases.
PROFILE: Gerrie Nel - a prosecutor with the 'golden touch'

He is an artist in presenting evidence, say those who know the man set to prosecute paralympian and murder-accused Oscar Pistorius.

Analysis

Oscar Pistorius allegedly shot and killed his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.
Pistorius judgment must be well-reasoned: Expert

Black Lawyer’s Association President, Busani Mabunda says judgment in Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius murder trial should be thorough and well-reasoned.

C.P. Fourie says the translation is a big problem.
Pistorius trial nuances lost in translation

Former president of the Law Society of the Northern Province, C.P Fourie has expressed concern about the Afrikaans interpreter at the murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Prof. Tawana Kupe says the downside to having the Oscar Pistorius murder trial televised is that there is a degree of voyeurism
Tawana Kupe on media's licence to broadcast Pistorius trial

Prof. Tawana Kupe, Head of the Faculty of Humanities at Wits, says a human being died in tragic circumstances, lives were shattered, including that of Oscar Pistorius, whether he’s guilty or not.

Brand specialist Gordon Cook says a brand is about a network of associations, so if there is a fall-out, the entire network falls out.
Oscar the brand: Gordon Cook

Brand specialist Gordon Cook says the Oscar Pistorius situation is tragic. He says brands are built, not just by the lead brand, but all the associations, the people and things attached to the brand.

Reeva Steenkamp was killed last year on Valentines Day.
"Not enough is done to prevent intimate femicide"

South Africa does not have a good preventative plan for intimate femicide says Deputy Director at South African Medical Research Council, Professor Naeemah Abrahams.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend on Valentines Day
Will Oscar Pistorius be successfully prosecuted for murder?

Will Oscar Pistorius be prosecuted? That's the key question as the Paralympian spends his second night as a free man.

Acting Chief Magistrate, Daniel Thulare says he is concerned how Oscar Pistorius' murder case is being reported.
Media should report accurately on Oscar’s case: Expert

Lecturer of Constitutional Law at the University of Cape Town Professor Pierre de Vos says journalists and different media outlets should report accurately in the Oscar Pistorius court case.

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