Oscar Pistorius

getty image: A South African judge sentenced Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison for his girlfriend’s murder — closing yet another chapter in a case that has transfixed the nation. Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp at his home in an upscale Pretoria neighborhood in the early hours of Valentine’s Day three years ago. […]

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced today. Masipa also handed down a suspended sentence of three years for a weapons charge. Before announcing her decision, Masipa acknowledged that sentencing is “not a perfect exercise.” “A non-custodial sentence would send the […]

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Oscar Pistorius was granted bail today in a South African court, meaning he can be released from jail for the six to eight months before his trial for the allegedly premeditated killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Magistrate Desmond Nair, in reading his lengthy decision, said, “The issue before me is whether this accused, being who […]

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been arrested after a 30-year-old woman was shot dead at his home in South Africa. Police say Pistorius, a double-amputee known as “Blade Runner,” was taken into custody after the shooting early Thursday morning at his home in a gated complex in the country’s capital. Lt. Col. Katlego Mogale told […]