Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius accuses SCA of 'discrimination'

Pistorius accuses SCA of 'discrimination'

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.

Oscar Pistorius' manslaughter conviction upgraded to murder

Oscar Pistorius

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.

SA prosecutors launch appeal for murder charges against Oscar Pistorius

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.

'Convicted' Pistorius to be released on parole in August

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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.

Court accepts prosecutors' appeal against Pistorius' 'negligent-killing' verdict

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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.

Pistorius and ex-mafia boss Krejcir are football mates in prison

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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.

Convicted Pistorius living off 'tinned food' over 'fear of being poisoned' by inmates

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London, Mar 07 - Convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been surviving off tinned food after he refused to consume prison food over fear of being poisoned by other inmates.

The double amputee athlete, who is serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013, is consuming a diet of tinned spicy vegetables, which he purchases from the on-site shop at Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria, the Independent reported.

Convicted Pistorius' lawyers step up to fight appeal ruling

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London, Feb 25 - In a bid to challenge prosecutors' arguments that Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder, the Paralympic runner's lawyers have reportedly launched a legal appeal against them.

According to the BBC, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in December that prosecutors could appeal Pistorius' murder conviction charges.

In October, Masipa had convicted Pistorius of the lesser charge of culpable homicide and sentenced him to a five-year prison term, acquitting him of Steenkamp's murder.

Pistorius will be welcomed to compete at 2016 Rio Games if he's declared eligible

Oscar PistoriusWellington, Oct 29 - Convicted Oscar Pistorius would be welcomed by Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organisers to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the double amputee athlete is declared eligible.

Pistorius branded 'pathetic figure' by Reeva's mother in new book

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 26 - Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been branded as a pathetic figure by his deceased girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's mother in her new book.

Reeva's mother June Steenkamp opened up about her daughter's relationship with Pistorius, saying that she was unmoved by a public apology from the man who was trying to save his own skin.



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