Oscar Pistorius appeal ruling delayed
Oscar Pistorius appeal ruling delayed

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 prosecutor appeals Oscar Pistorius verdict
South African prosecutor appeals Oscar Pistorius verdict

 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".

Oscar Pistorius appeal hearing underway
Oscar Pistorius appeal hearing underway

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.

Light sentence  for Oscar Pistorius could spark `crisis of trust`
Light sentence for Oscar Pistorius could spark `crisis of trust`

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.

Reeva Steenkamp's parents refused Oscar Pistorius' 'blood money' offer
Reeva Steenkamp's parents refused Oscar Pistorius' 'blood money' offer

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'.

Psychologist says Oscar Pistorius is 'broken man'
Psychologist says Oscar Pistorius is 'broken man'

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.

Pistorius` defence team to wrap up arguments on Friday

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

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".

South African prosecutor asks judge to reject Oscar Pistorius` defence

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

Oscar Pistorius accosted at nightclub, family says

Oscar Pistorius recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial, his family said on Tuesday.

Oscar Pistorius ends social-media silence with four tweets

Oscar Pistorius broke his silence on social networking site Twitter last night posting four tweets related to prayers and Bible passages.

Australia network defends Pistorius footage

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.

Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting - psychiatrists

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.

Oscar Pistorius attends Pretoria hospital for mental tests

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.

Judge says Pistorius to get psychiatrist test

The judge overseeing the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius today ordered the double-amputee athlete to undergo psychiatric tests, meaning that the trial proceedings will be delayed.

`Pit bull` Pistorius prosecutor shines in court

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.

Prosecutor accuses Pistorius-hired forensic `expert` of being unqualified to testify

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.

Prosecution pillories Oscar Pistorius' expert

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.

Pistorius case to be adjourned from Thursday

The judge overseeing Oscar Pistorius`s murder trial has granted an adjournment from Thursday afternoon until May 5, citing scheduling concerns raised on behalf of the state.

Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of `arming himself with sole purpose of killing Reeva`

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.