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Jailed South African track star Oscar Pistorius to appeal increased sentence at South Africa's highest court

South Africa's Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius` murder sentence last month, accepting prosecutors` argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly lenient".

Dec 19, 2017, 18:33 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

The former Paralympic champion is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Dec 12, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

South African court doubles Oscar Pistorius sentence to over 13 yrs for killing girlfriend

A South African appeals court increased Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius` sentence for murdering his girlfriend to 13 years and five months on Friday, marking a victory for prosecutors in a case that shocked the world.

Nov 24, 2017, 21:10 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius's jail sentence increased to 13 years and 5 months

Pistorius was imprisoned in July last year after being found guilty on appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine`s Day 2013 in a case that attracted worldwide interest.

Nov 24, 2017, 13:48 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic glory to jail for murder

Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday rejected an appeal by the state against a six-year jail sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius who murdered his girlfriend in 2013.

Nov 01, 2017, 09:58 AM IST

Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius under observation in hospital: Report

Pistorius, 30, is serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in his Pretoria house in 2013.

Aug 03, 2017, 23:45 PM IST

Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius moved to `special needs` prison

In July, Pistorius, 29, was given a six-year jail term after an appeals court upgraded his manslaughter conviction to murder.

Nov 14, 2016, 21:49 PM IST

South Africa to appeal Oscar Pistorius murder sentence again

The jail term was less than half the 15-years sought by prosecutors, who said Pistorius had shown no remorse for the 2013 shooting.

Sep 15, 2016, 23:36 PM IST

From Olympic glory to jail: Oscar Pistorius' bid to challenge six-year jail term fails

Pistorius bursts into tears as he is charged, denying murder "in the strongest terms".

Aug 26, 2016, 21:03 PM IST

Convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius put on suicide watch: Reports

The 29-year-old double-amputee, who is being held at the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria.

Aug 14, 2016, 15:36 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius treated for minor wrist injuries: Prison service

According to the South African weekly City Press, citing another inmate at the prison, Pistorius had to go to hospital after intentionally slitting his wrists.

Aug 07, 2016, 15:53 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for tainted Paralympian

Pistorius shot Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in the early hours of Valentine`s Day in 2013, saying he mistook her for a burglar when he fired four times through the door of his bedroom toilet.

Jul 21, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

'Oscar Pistorius could compete in 2020 Paralympics'

'There exists no rule which debars the six-time Paralympic gold medal winner from representing his nation anymore.'

Jul 12, 2016, 20:48 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius' sister `grateful` for judge's sentencing decision

Judge Thokozile Masipa said she had considered both aggravating and mitigating factors.

Jul 11, 2016, 14:07 PM IST

Lesser known facts about blade runner Oscar Pistorius

Oscar only uses the blades for running​, rest of the time he uses prosthetic legs.

Jul 06, 2016, 15:35 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius jailed for six years for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

The original trial judge, Thokozile Masipa, will delivered the sentence.

Jul 06, 2016, 14:07 PM IST

''Blade runner'' Oscar Pistorius sobs as he walks through court on stumps

Pistorius is facing a minimum of 15 years behind bars for the murder of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine`s Day three years ago.

Jun 15, 2016, 19:16 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius 'must pay' says Reeva Steenkamp's father

In March, Pistorius's lawyers failed to reverse an appeal judgement that upgraded his original conviction from culpable homicide -- the equivalent of manslaughter -- to murder.

Jun 14, 2016, 19:17 PM IST

Oscar Pistorius faces lengthy jail term for lover`s murder

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius on Monday enters the final stretch of a protracted legal battle that could see him back in jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago.

Jun 13, 2016, 09:31 AM IST

Oscar Pistorius movie in works for Cannes

Content Media has picked up the international sales rights to an Oscar Pistorius documentary feature, which will be introduced to distributors in Cannes next week.

May 06, 2016, 09:39 AM IST