`We don`t want revenge` against Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp`s mother
`We don`t want revenge` against Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp`s mother

The mother of Oscar Pistorius`s girlfriend insisted she did not want "revenge" Wednesday, the day after the disgraced South African athlete was handed a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.

Oscar Pistorius starts five-year jail term for killing lover
Oscar Pistorius starts five-year jail term for killing lover

Star athlete Oscar Pistorius is spending his first night in jail Tuesday as he starts serving a five-year sentence behind the towering walls of a grim South African prison after a sensational trial for killing his girlfriend.

Oscar Pistorius cannot run in Paralympics during jail term: Organisers
Oscar Pistorius cannot run in Paralympics during jail term: Organisers

Oscar Pistorius will not be allowed to run in the Paralympics for the whole of his five-year jail term, even if he is released early under house arrest, a spokesman for the organisers of the event said Tuesday.

Oscar Pistorius: The `broke and broken` Olympian
Oscar Pistorius: The `broke and broken` Olympian

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. 

Steenkamp family welcomes Pistorius jail sentence
Steenkamp family welcomes Pistorius jail sentence

The family of slain model Reeva Steenkamp on Tuesday welcomed the sentencing of her killer Oscar Pistorius to up to five years in jail.

Steenkamp`s ailing father Barry said he was "very glad" the seven-month trial was over. A lawyer for the family said the sentence was "welcome".

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax.

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Will Blade Runner escape jail term?
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Will Blade Runner escape jail term?

Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate on Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius sentencing on Tuesday; prosecutor demands 10-year imprisonment
Oscar Pistorius sentencing on Tuesday; prosecutor demands 10-year imprisonment

South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine`s Day last year, the state prosecutor said at the close of the athlete`s sentencing hearing on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius not a `cold-blooded killer`
Oscar Pistorius not a `cold-blooded killer`

Oscar Pistorius was not a "cold-blooded killer" and should serve a community-based sentence, his defence argued Friday in a last-ditch attempt to keep the star sprinter out of jail.

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today

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.

 

Oscar Pistorius `needs to pay` for killing, says Reeva Steenkamp's cousin
Oscar Pistorius `needs to pay` for killing, says Reeva Steenkamp's cousin

A cousin of slain model Reeva Steenkamp made a tearful plea Thursday for Oscar Pistorius to "pay for what he has done," as the prosecution sought to make sure the Paralympic athlete goes to jail.

Reeva Steenkamp's death 'ruined family', court hears
Reeva Steenkamp's death 'ruined family', court hears

Oscar Pistorius "ruined our whole family" when he killed Reeva Steenkamp, a South African court heard Wednesday, as prosecutors turned the spotlight firmly back on the victim in a last-ditch attempt to secure a prison sentence for the Paralympic athlete.

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.

Oscar Pistorius `blood money` row deepens
Oscar Pistorius `blood money` row deepens

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.

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'.

Defence claims Oscar Pistorius `vulnerable` in prison
Defence claims Oscar Pistorius `vulnerable` in prison

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius would be highly vulnerable in South Africa`s brutal jails, his disability elevating the risk of poor hygiene and even gang rape, a defence witness claimed Tuesday.

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.

Social worker says Oscar Pistorius should get house arrest, community service
Social worker says Oscar Pistorius should get house arrest, community service

South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve three years of partial house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, a witness said on Monday at the first day of the athlete`s sentencing.

Expert believes Oscar Pistorius may never spend another night in jail
Expert believes Oscar Pistorius may never spend another night in jail

Anexpert believes that Paralympicrunner Oscar Pistorius might never spend another night in jail as the double amputee returns to court in Pretoria for sentencing on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend's death after divisive trial
Oscar Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend's death after divisive trial

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.