In the high profile murder trial of fallen paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius, closing arguments will be entered by both the defence and prosecution in the High Court in Pretoria today. It's speculated that Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver her verdict on Tuesday. The State called its final witness on trial on yesterday.
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'.
One of the three men serving lengthy life sentences for the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani here in 2010 has dismissed defence suggestions that the trio had planned to kidnap and ranson her from her Indian-origin British billionaire husband.
Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius being cleared of murder by the judge in his trial on Thursday left many people in shock and they took to social networking sites to voice their disappointment for the same.
A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder on Thursday, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star explicitly intended to kill his girlfriend on Valentine`s Day last year.
South Africa`s department of correctional services on Thursday said disabled prisoners could be entitled to separate accommodation, in a statement released as the verdict was delivered in Oscar Pistorius`s murder trial.
Oscar Pistorius, the South African double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Thursday for the verdict in his 6-month murder trial, a decision that could put him behind bars for 25 years.
"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Thursday to face judgement over the killing of his model girlfriend, ending a six-month trial that turned the amputee's private life into a global spectacle.
Oscar Pistorius` "primal instincts" kicked in when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he was in a vulnerable and fearful state, his defence lawyer said at the athlete`s murder trial on Friday.
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.
A man, who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court for murdering his brother following a quarrel, has been acquitted by the Delhi High Court which held that the prosecution has not satisfactorily proved the motive behind the crime.