London, July 11 : The sister of Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who is serving a six-year sentence for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, has said she is` grateful` to the South African judge for giving a lesser sentence to his brother.
While delivering her decision in a story that has attracted intense worldwide attention, Judge Thokozile Masipa said she had considered both aggravating and mitigating factors, such as rehabilitation and murder, and concluded that the latter outweighed the former.
Johannesburg, July 8 : Disgraced South African Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been serving his six-year sentence for killing his girlfriend in the same single cell in the hospital section of Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison.
The 29-year-old previously spent a year in the same cell and has been given the same facility due to his disability, said Manelisi Wolela, spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services.
The official further said the double-amputee athlete would be in a vulnerable position if he was placed in communal normal cells, News24 reported.
Johannesburg, July 6 : Former South African Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in jail for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Wednesday.
Pistorius, famously known as the Blade Runner, was released on parole in October 2015 and has been placed under house arrest since then at his uncle's house after serving almost a year in prison of his five-year sentence
Johannesburg, July 6 : A South African high court on Wednesday will pronounce its order on the quantum of sentence for convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who killed his model girlfriend Steenkamp in 2013.
According to Sport24, a lawyer not involved in the case said that Judge Thokozile Masipa could deviate from giving the minimum of 15 years for murder considering factors such as Pistorius' disability and the year he has already spent in prison.
Johannesburg, Jan.13 : Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has filed papers contending that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) had exceeded its jurisdiction by questioning the trial court's factual findings, which eventually declared him guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
According to the paper filed by the lawyer of the 29-year-old, the SCA had no legal authority to interfere with either the trial court's legal or factual finding of putative private defence.
Wellington, Dec. 03 - Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals overturned his previous conviction for culpable homicide in the killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Earlier in October, the double-amputee athlete was released on parole and placed under house arrest after serving less than a year in prison. However, Pistorius will now be handed a new sentence.
London, Aug 18 - South African prosecutors have upped the ante by launching an appeal calling for Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who is set to be released on parole, to be convicted of murder for killing his girlfriend.
The double amputee athlete was sentenced to a five-year jail in 2014 after being found guilty of culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. He is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of his sentence in jail.
According to the BBC, lawyers for the double-amputee runner have a month to file their response.
London, June 9 - Convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison on parole on August 21after serving 10 months for killing his girlfriend, South African prison officials have confirmed.
The double amputee athlete was sentenced to a five-year jail in 2014 after being found guilty of culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
However, Steenkamp's parents believe the imprisonment of 10 months is 'not enough for taking a life', the BBC has reported.
A state appeal against Pistorius' murder acquittal will be heard in November.
Wellington, Mar 14 - Disgraced Paralympics athlete Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have failed in their attempt to stop prosecutors from seeking a murder verdict against the double amputee for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day in 2013.
An application by Pistorius' defense lawyers to challenge the appeal by prosecutors, who have appealed the double amputee athlete's negligent killing conviction and want him convicted of the more serious charge of murder for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in a bathroom in his home, was dismissed by Judge Thokozile Masipa.
London, Mar 12 - Convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been videotaped playing football with a former mafia boss in a Pretoria-based prison.
According to reports, the video showcases Pistorius and Radovan Krejcir taking turns in a penalty shoot-out session in an exercise yard at Kgosi Mampuru prison.
Currently, the double amputee athlete is serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.
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