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.
Lawyers for Reeva Steenkamp`s family on Wednesday expressed shock that Oscar Pistorius`s defence team revealed details of secret "blood money" payments during a heated courtroom arguments over his sentencing.
Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court today to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man.
A South African prosecutor branded Oscar Pistorius "deceitful" and insisted the Paralympian cannot avoid a conviction for murdering his glamorous model girlfriend, as the state closed its case against him Thursday.
One of the three psychiatrists who assessed Oscar Pistorius was hospitalised on Thursday after allegedly suffering a heart-attack just days before the Paralympian`s murder trial resumes, South African media said Friday.
The defence team of Oscar Pistorius is reportedly trying to reinforce its case that the Paralympic sprinter fatally shot his girlfriend in a tragic error of judgment by using witness accounts of a panicked Pistorius begging for help and his desperate pleas for Reeva Steenkamp to stay alive.
The family of Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has rubbished claims that the athlete had taken acting lessons in preparation for his trial for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine`s Day last year.
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 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.
A South African police forensic expert has testified during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday that the marks on the Paralympian`s toilet door were probably caused by the corner of the bat he claimed to have used to bash it down.
Oscar Pistorius tearfully recalled the final hours spent eating and chatting with girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp before he shot her dead on Valentine`s Day 2013, during a second emotional day of testimony today.
The defence team in Paralympic Oscar Pistorius` murder trial was trying to prove that the Paralympian and his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp were `happy with each other`, despite their occasional arguments.