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  • Pistorius calls in American forensic experts

    October 1, 2013 9:56 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have called in a team of American forensic experts to help prepare the double-amputee Olympian's defense for his murder trial next year. Pistorius' spokeswoman, Anneliese Burgess, says the specialists from the U.S. are currently in South Africa working with the athlete's lawyers. Pistorius... more »
  • Pistorius' lawyers appeal bail conditions

    March 11, 2013 9:50 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have filed an appeal in a South African court against bail restrictions imposed on the Olympian, who was charged with murdering his girlfriend. The lawyers argue that evidence showed that the double-amputee athlete is not a flight risk and should have the option of... more »
  • S. Africa: former Pistorius detective quits force

    March 7, 2013 10:40 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South African police say the former lead detective in the investigation of the murder case against Oscar Pistorius has resigned from the police force. Police Brig. Neville Malila said Thursday that detective Hilton Botha voluntarily applied to leave the service. Botha made several procedural errors in his role... more »
  • South Africa: Pistorius reports to authorities

    February 25, 2013 7:41 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius says he has reported to authorities in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, under the bail terms in the murder case against him. Lunice Johnston says the double-amputee Olympic athlete visited correctional officers, but she has not specified their location in the city. Pistorius, who... more »
  • Pistorius granted bail

    February 22, 2013 8:32 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail and will be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius says the shooting was an accident, and that he thought he was firing at an intruder. Prosecutors say... more »
  • Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius

    February 21, 2013 7:44 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Nike says it has suspended the contract of Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius, the first double-amputee runner to compete on the track at the Olympics, is facing a charge of premeditated murder in South Africa in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend. In a brief statement announcing the... more »
  • Testosterone, needles found in Pistorius' bedroom

    February 20, 2013 7:16 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - South African police say they found two boxes of testosterone and needles in the bedroom of Oscar Pistorius, but his defense lawyer says it was an "herbal remedy" and not a banned substance. A detective made the revelation in a bail hearing Wednesday after Pistorius was... more »
  • Pistorius says no intentions to kill girlfriend

    February 19, 2013 7:36 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius says he shot his girlfriend to death by mistake, thinking she was a robber. The double amputee said in an affidavit read by his lawyer at his bail hearing Tuesday that he felt vulnerable because he did not have on his prosthetic legs when... more »
  • Girlfriend's mom: Why did he do this?

    February 18, 2013 7:41 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - The mother of the model shot dead at Oscar Pistorius' house says the family wants answers following her Valentine's Day killing. June Steenkamp was quoted by the Times newspaper in South Africa in a front page interview Monday asking: "Why my little girl? ... Why did he do... more »
  • Pistorius statement disputes he committed murder

    February 15, 2013 7:53 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - A statement from the family of Oscar Pistorius and his management says they dispute the claim that he murdered his girlfriend "in the strongest terms." The statement was issued Friday after the double-amputee Olympian wept in court when prosecutors said they would pursue a charge of... more »
  • Pistorius charged with murder of girlfriend

    February 14, 2013 7:40 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside the Olympic athlete's home in South Africa. Police said a 26-year-old male would appear in court later on Thursday. Police in South Africa do not name suspects in... more »
  • Oscar Pistorius denied relay run at Olympics

    August 9, 2012 10:13 AM

    LONDON - Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius was on the track but didn't get to run in the 4x400-meter relay at the London Olympics. He never even received the baton because South Africa crashed out in the first heat Thursday morning. Pistorius got onto the track but didn't get a chance... more »

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