A South African judge on Tuesday delayed a ruling on whether to allow the prosecution to appeal against Oscar Pistorius`s five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, saying she needed more time.
South African prosecutors appealed on Tuesday against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year prison term imposed on athlete Oscar Pistorius for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, saying it was "shockingly inappropriate".
South African prosecutors on Tuesday argued Oscar Pistorius`s five-year manslaughter conviction was "shockingly inappropriate," at a start of a hearing that could open the door to an appeal of the Paralympian`s sentence.
Prosecutors fought a rear-guard action to ensure Oscar Pistorius is jailed for unlawfully killing his girlfriend, warning Wednesday that justice was also on trial in the eyes of the South African public.
A South African court has heard that the parents of deceased Reeva Steenkamp have rejected a large cash sum offered by Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius after he killed her as they do not want that 'blood money'.
Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he lost her, his reputation, friends, income and sense of self-worth, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified today.
Oscar Pistorius` defence team will wrap up their closing arguments in the murder trial of the South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete on Friday, after which the judge will retire to consider her verdict.
Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a psychiatric report said on Monday.
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretoria`s Weskoppies psychiatric hospital on Monday for the first day of a month of mental tests ordered by the judge overseeing his murder trial.
Through his fiery cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius and mauling of expert witnesses, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel has become a global cult hero and a rare poster boy for South Africa`s beleaguered public sector.
The prosecution at Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius` trial has reportedly accused the forensic expert hired by the South African athlete of being unqualified to testify and rubbished his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.
The prosecution on Wednesday derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.
The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has charged the Paralympic sprinter that his `sole aim` had been to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year when he fired the shots at his toilet door.