Pistorius back in court for re-sentencing

The sentencing hearing for convicted killer Oscar Pistorius began in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday with a psychologist testifying that the double amputee is too depressed to testify in his defence. The court is reviewing his sentence after … Read More

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

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Oscar Pistorius Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013. “The following is what I consider is a sentence that is fair and just both … Read More

South Africa: Judge Thokozile Masipa under fire over Pistorius verdict

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The furore over Judge Thokozile Masipa’s acquittal of Oscar Pistorius has continued to reverberate around South Africa. The judge last week found that although the Paralympian had recklessly and negligently killed his model girlfriend … Read More

South Africa: Prosecutors await key evidence ahead of Pistorius trial

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – With less than three weeks before a global television audience witnesses the start of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, perhaps the most sensational murder trial since that of former American sports star O.J. Simpson … Read More