The state asked a judge to allow an appeal against the athlete’s acquittal for murder and the “shockingly inappropriate” five-year sentence handed to him in October. Updated: Judge Thokozile Masipa granted their request Wednesday.
Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison last week for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
The athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide, after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
This is the first time he’s spoken on social media since the anniversary of Reeva Steenkamp’s death, his former girlfriend who he is accused of shooting to death.
The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius resumed after a monthlong recess while Pistorius underwent psychological evaluation.
The Paralympian’s murder trial will resume on June 30.
“This isn’t about a matter of convenience, but if justice has been served.”
According to a police expert’s testimony on Wednesday, it appears that Oscar Pistorius was not wearing his prosthetic legs when he broke down a bathroom door with a cricket bat.
The “graphic” details of Reeva Steenkamp’s post-mortem examination became too much for Pistorius on sixth day of the trial.
Day two of Reeva Steenkamp’s murder trial was interrupted when witness Michelle Burger’s photo was broadcast by a South African TV channel.
On the first day of the trial, the court heard witness testimony from Pistorius’ neighbor stating she heard “terrible screams” the night of Reeva Steenkamp’s murder.
In a message on his website Pistorius has called Steenkamp’s death a “devastating accident.”
Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. The trial is being held in Pretoria, South Africa.
A Pistorius ally broke the tension in the Pretoria, SA courtroom with an exuberant “Yes!” as the judge freed Oscar Pistorius on bail.
“The accused has made a case to be released on bail,” Magistrate Desmond Nair said during a bail hearing in South Africa.
Lead investigator, Detective Hilton Botha, faces seven counts of attempted murder in South Africa.
The double-amputee Olympic hero faces charges of premeditated murder for shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. In court Tuesday, Pistorius’ lawyer read his affidavit. This is the full text.
Oscar Pistorius was charged Tuesday in South Africa of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
A twisted story gets even bleaker.
An international model, law graduate, and the girlfriend of Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorious, who was charged with murdering her this morning.
Reeva Steenkamp was found dead in the home of the Olympian early this morning and Pistorius has been charged with murder. This was posted yesterday, one of Steenkamp’s final updates.