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  • South African appeals court convicts Pistorius of murder

    December 3, 2015 4:14 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- A South African appeals court has convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court's conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting his girlfriend to death in 2013. Justice Lorimer Leach of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered the ruling by the five-judge... more »
  • Oscar Pistorius released to house arrest

    October 20, 2015 9:37 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has gone from behind bars to his uncle's upscale home near Pretoria. The 28-year-old double-amputee has been released from prison, after serving about a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African law allows... more »
  • Oscar Pistorius to be released from jail on Oct. 20

    October 15, 2015 10:19 AM

    JOHANNESBURG- South Africa's Department of Corrections says a parole board has decided that Oscar Pistorius can be released from prison and moved to house arrest on Tuesday. The parole board made the decision Thursday after an initial decision to release the double-amputee runner in August was canceled. The Olympic runner... more »
  • Final arguments begin in Oscar Pistorius trial

    August 7, 2014 3:35 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - Final arguments have begun in the South African murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the once-celebrated athlete who fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Thursday that a criminal trial was a "blunt instrument for digging... more »

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