Oscar Pistorius

Convicted Pistorius' lawyers step up to fight appeal ruling

Oscar Pistorius

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.

'Trigger-happy' Pistorius would have killed sooner or later, claims Steenkamp's mother

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 25 - Oscar Pistorius' deceased girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's mother has claimed that the Paralympics runner would have shot someone else dead sooner of later.

June Steenkamp has claimed that Pistorius shot Reeva dead in a jealous rage, then finished her off with three more bullets so she couldn't tell the world what really happened.

No special cell prepared for Pistorius ahead of sentencing, say prison authorities

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 21 - South Africa's prison service has reportedly denied allegations that they have a cell prepared for Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius at one of the country's highest security jail ahead of the double amputee's expected sentencing on Tuesday.

SA Jail authorities say have adequate facilities to house 'disabled' prisoners like Pistorius

Oscar PistoriusJohannesburg, Oct 15 : The correctional services department has said that their centres can cater for disabled inmates as they lashed out at claims made during Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius court proceedings that prisons in South Africa were unable to accommodate disabled prisoners.

Departmental spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said that their centres can cater for disabled inmates as they have some currently serving sentences.

Heightened security in Pistorius court could be in light of threats to athlete

Oscar PistoriusJohannesburg, Oct 14 - The Institute for Secret Studies has said that the heightened security ahead of Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius' sentencing in his murder case on Monday could have been because of security threats.

Pistorius' three-year house arrest recommendation leaves prosecution livid

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 14 - Correctional authorities recommendation of a three-year house arrest for Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has left the prosecution livid.

IPC to not promote any 'reinstatement of any sort' for Pistorius

Oscar PistoriusJohannesburg, Sep 18 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will not do any favours for 'Blade Runner' runner Oscar Pistorius, who awaits sentencing for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, as IPC President Philip Craven has said that there has never been any intention to promote any reinstatement of any sort.

Paralympic boss says 'no clarity yet' over Pistorius competing again

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Sep 16 - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Sir Philip Craven has claimed its stance on whether Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete again has been misinterpreted.

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