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Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on ''possible improbabilities''

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 18:02

Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star`s account of the shooting.

Oscar Pistorius' defence is "devoid of any truth", prosecutor says

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 17:48

South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius` murder trial on Thursday to reject the Olympic and Paralympic track star`s defence as "devoid of any truth".

Oscar Pistorius involved in a brawl at Johannesburg nightclub

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 21:02

South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius, currently on trial in South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was involved in an argument at a trendy Johannesburg nightclub at the weekend, his spokesperson said.

Australia network defends Pistorius footage

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:57

An Australian television network today defended its decision to air footage showing Oscar Pistorius in a shock reenactment of the night he shot his girlfriend, insisting it was not obtained illegally.

Pistorius re-enacts shooting in shock footage

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 00:13

Oscar Pistorius is walking on his stumps, appearing to aim a pistol, in footage broadcast Sunday that shows the Paralympic gold medallist at his most vulnerable in a shock reenactment of the night he shot his girlfriend.

Lawyers to take legal action against video showing Pistorius re-enacting murder night

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:55

Murder accused Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius lawyers are taking legal action over the footage that emerged on Saturday of the athlete re-enacting the night he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Murder trial told disability made Pistorius feel vulnerable

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 20:55

Oscar Pistorius`s defence sought on Thursday to show the double-amputee sprinter feels highly vulnerable and acted out of fear not anger when he shot dead his girlfriend.

Oscar Pistorius sent for 30 days of psychiatric tests

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 18:53

A South African judge on Tuesday ordered Oscar Pistorius to undergo up to 30 days of psychiatric tests to establish if he is "criminally responsible" for killing his girlfriend on Valentine`s Day 2013.

South African court orders Pistorius to undergo mental evaluation

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 20:04

A South African court on Wednesday ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness - a move which could determine whether he lacked criminal capacity when he shot dead his girlfriend.

Prosecution calls for Pistorius to face month of mental tests

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 20:21

Prosecutors will apply to have Oscar Pistorius committed for one month of mental evaluations after a psychiatrist on Monday told his murder trial the Paralympian suffered from an "anxiety disorder".

Pistorius sells home where he shot girlfriend dead

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 18:36

Oscar Pistorius has sold the upmarket Pretoria home where he shot dead his girlfriend, his estate agent said today, amid mounting legal fees resulting from a lengthy murder trial.

Pistorius accused of intimidating Steenkamp's friend in court

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 09:18

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, tried to intimidate a friend of the former model in court on Tuesday, according to the friend`s lawyer.