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Oscar Pistorius uncomfortable with evidence

April 16th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
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Oscar Pistorius buried his head in his hands today (04.16.14) as a forensic expert gave graphic details of the gunshot wounds sustained by Reeva Steenkamp.
The 27-year-old athlete - who is on trial accused of murdering his model girlfriend last February - was visibly uncomfortable as defense witness Roger Dixon, a former police officer, gave his testimony and poured doubt on previous opinions given by a police expert and pathologist.
Mr. Dixon said the first bullet which hit Reeva - who claims to have mistaken her for an intruder and shot her through their bathroom door - in the arm was lik...

Oscar Pistorius weeps over card

April 15th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
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Oscar Pistorius read out a Valentine's Card he was given by Reeva Steenkamp hours before she died in court today (04.14.14).
The paralympian - who is on trial for murdering his girlfriend in February 2013 - sobbed as he read out the brief note on the final day of cross-examination in Pretoria.
He read: "Roses are red, violets are blue. I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you."
Earlier in the trial, Pistorius - who claims to have shot the model in the mistaken belief she was an intruder - had admitted he could not face opening the card or Reeva's gift of a framed selection of...

Reeva Steenkamp 'wanted to leave' Oscar Pistorius' home at time of death

April 14th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
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Reeva Steenkamp "wanted to leave" Oscar Pistorius' home at the time of her death.
The model was attempting to escape the London 2012 Paralympian's house in Pretoria, South Africa, following an argument just before he shot her dead through the bathroom door, chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has claimed during the athlete's murder trial.
Attempting to pick holes in Oscar's argument that he mistook his then-girlfriend for an intruder, the prosecutor said: "Why would she leave her jeans on the floor if everything else is in her overnight bag? She wanted to leave, and you weren't sleeping, you were b...

Oscar Pistorius had 'no reason' to fire shots

April 10th, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Oscar Pistorius has admitted he had "no reason" to fire the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp.
The Paralympian faced a second day of questioning in his murder trial in South Africa today (04.10.14), and he accepted that he had no excuse for firing the four shots at his toilet door which resulted in the death of his girlfriend.
Towards the end of the morning's proceedings, the chief prosecutor said: "We know for a fact you had no reason to shoot, objectively."
The 27-year-old sprinter's defense has been that he mistook Reeva for an intruder when he heard noises coming from his bathroom wind...

Oscar Pistorius Apologizes To Reeva Steenkamp's Family

April 7th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Oscar Pistorius Apologizes To Reeva Steenkamp's Family
Oscar Pistorius has apologized to Reeva Steenkamp's family for her death.

The Paralympic athlete started his murder trial testimony today (04.07.14) by offering his condolences to his late girlfriend's parents, apologizing for the pain and "emptiness" he has caused the model's loved ones by shooting her through the bathroom door at his home in Pretoria, South Africa, on 14 February 2013.

The London 2012 medalist claims he mistook Reeva for an intruder in the bizarre incident, while prosecutors allege he killed her in cold blood.

Fighting back tears, Pistorius said in a trembling voice: "...

Reeva Steenkamp's Text Messages Reveal She Was Terrified Of Oscar Pistorius

March 30th, 2014 9:01am EDT
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Love or rage? Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, 27, says he shot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, 29, by accident.

But witnesses describe his hot temper, and private texts reveal the dead woman’s fear: “I’m scared of u sometimes and how u snap at me,” she wrote less than three weeks before her death.

“I was not flirting with anyone today and I feel sick that u suggested that.” Accusing him of “tantrums” and being “nasty,” she ended one message, “I’m certainly very unhappy and sad.”

This week’s issue of PEOPLE examines South Africa’s once-revered “Blade Runner” Pistorius, who is stan...

Oscar Pistorius asked friend to take blame for restaurant gun shot

March 5th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Oscar Pistorius reportedly once asked his friend to take the blame when his gun went off in a restaurant.
The Paralympic athlete's murder trial continued today (03.05.14) as Pistorius' friend Kevin Lerena told the court the athlete pleaded with their pal to accept the fallout when he allegedly accidentally fired a gunshot under the table in a restaurant in Johannesburg, South Africa, in January of last year.
The incident took place just weeks before the London 2012 gold medallist shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three times through the toilet door of his Pretoria home, later claiming he ...

Witnesses take the stand during Oscar Pistorius' trial

March 4th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Witnesses in Oscar Pistorius' trial have claimed they heard "petrifying" screams on the night of Reeva Steenkamp's death.
The double-amputee Paralympian's murder trial continued today (03.04.14) in South Africa as his defense attorney tried to discredit witness Michelle Burger's emotional testimony, after the neighbor said she awoke to hear four gun shots and pleas for help.
Pistorius is accused of shooting his girlfriend Reeva through the bathroom door at his Pretoria home on the night of February 14, but the London 2012 gold medalist insists he mistook her for an intruder.
According to CN...

Oscar Pistorius pleads not guilty to murder

March 3rd, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Oscar Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The South African athlete, who is accused of shooting the model at his home in Pretoria on 14 February 2013, insisted he was not guilty of "wilful and intentional murder" as his highly-mediatised trial began today (03.03.14).
His lawyer read out a statement from the 27-year-old athlete, describing how he mistook her for an intruder and allegedly believed Reeva was in bed when he shot at the toilet door in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.
Meanwhile, state prosecutors claim the killing was premedi...

Oscar Pistorius trial to be broadcast 24 hours a day in South Africa

January 30th, 2014 3:20am EST
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Disgraced Olympian Oscar Pistorius has landed his own murder trial TV channel in his native South Africa.

Network bosses at MultiChoice are to launch a new channel dedicated to coverage of his upcoming court appearance.

The Pistorius channel will air on 2 March (14), a day before the athlete's trial for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp begins.

Local news anchors and experts will comment on the proceedings 24 hours a day until a verdict is reached.

The amputee stands accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend at his home on Valentine’s Day last year (14Feb13).

He t...

Oscar Pistorius Formally Charged With Girlfriend's Murder

August 19th, 2013 1:24pm EDT
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South African superstar sprinter Oscar Pistorius appeared in court on Monday to be formally charged with the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on what would be have been her 30th birthday.

The Paralympian fatally shot Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria in February but insists he mistook her for an intruder and did not mean to kill her.

Pistorius was back at Pretoria Magistrates' Court on Monday as prosecutors officially charged him with premeditated murder, and the day was particularly poignant for Steenkamp's family as she would have turned 30 on August 19.

The star was seen...

Ryan Gosling In Line To Play Accused Murderer Oscar Pistorious

March 26th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
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So much for Ryan Gosling's self-imposed break from acting: The Hollywood heart throb is in line to play Paralympian hero and accused murderer Oscar Pistorious in an upcoming biopic.

Pistorious was formally charged in South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp just last month, but that hasn't stopped studios from considering a handful of scripts detailing Oscar's life and the events leading up to the death of his girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

A source told the Daily Mail, "You’ve got one of the world’s most famous sportsmen under arrest and a beautiful young woman who m...

Oscar PistoriusTo Host a Private Memorium For The Woman He Allegedly Killed

February 26th, 2013 3:30pm EST
Embattled Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has organized a private memorial service to honor his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 12 days after he was accused of murdering her.

The track star is alleged to have shot and killed the blonde beauty at his home in Pretoria, South Africa on Valentine's Day. He was freed on one million bail last Friday, and is now planning to pay tribute to Steenkamp in a special ceremony on Tuesday night at his uncle's home, where he is currently living. 

A statement released by Pistorius' representative reads:

"Oscar specifically requested the memorial servi...

Reality Show To Go On Featuring Oscar Pistorius's Girlfriend

February 16th, 2013 2:10pm EST
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Producers of tragic model Reeva Steenkamp's pre-recorded reality show have decided to air the program as scheduled this weekend as a tribute to the slain beauty.

The 30 year old was shot four times in the early hours of Thursday morning and her Paralympian sports star boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius, has been charged with her murder.

The Pretoria, South Africa community is still reeling from the tragedy, but local TV executives are continuing to push forward with the Saturday premiere of Tropika Island of Treasure 5, which features Steenkamp as a contestant.

The show will include a special tr...

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Charged With Murder After Shooting

February 14th, 2013 8:37am EST
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South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder after his girlfriend was shot dead, amid police reports of previous domestic "incidents" at his home.

The 26-year-old sprinter was arrested in the early hours of Thursday after his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot four times at his residence in Pretoria, South Africa.

He was taken to a local police station and charged with murder, and is due to appear at Pretoria Magistrates Court on Thursday. Pistorius has applied for bail but cops will oppose the request during the hearing.

Initial reports suggested the ...

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