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Oscar Pistorius

# oscar-pistorius - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Forensics expert: Steenkamp was shot in quick succession in hip and arm

Today’s testimony from a defence forensics expert contradicts some of the evidence given by a police ballistics witness.

# oscar-pistorius - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

‘I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you’ – Reeva’s message to Pistorius on day of shooting

The athlete read out the Valentine’s Day card that his model girlfriend left for him on 14 February last year – the day she was shot and killed at his house.

# oscar-pistorius - Saturday 12 April, 2014

RECAP: 7 things we heard at the Oscar Pistorius trial this week

Pistorius, himself, took the stand to give his version of events this week.

# oscar-pistorius - Thursday 10 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Oscar Pistorius Judge: This trial is not public entertainment

“For those of you who possibly think this is entertainment, it is not,” Judge Mapisa told the gallery today.

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius shown graphic and disturbing photo of Reeva’s bloodied head

Prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel (known as The Pitbull) was brutal while cross-examining the athlete yesterday.

# oscar-pistorius - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about Angela Kerins, the Anglo trial, and President Higgins…

‘You shot and killed her’ – Oscar Pistorius told to take responsibility for Reeva’s death

The athlete had a tough time today on the witness stand as he was cross-examined by State counsel Gerrie Nel.

‘I did not intend to kill Reeva’ – Oscar Pistorius on the night he shot his girlfriend

The athlete gave more details about the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day shooting in his Pretoria home last year.

# oscar-pistorius - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about President Higgins’ State visit to the UK, Peaches Geldof and Oscar Pistorius wailing in the witness box.

Oscar Pistorius wails in witness box as he recalls night of shooting

A raft of text messages between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp were read out in court today.

# oscar-pistorius - Monday 7 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius apologises to family of Reeva Steenkamp

The 27-year-old told her family that “she went to bed loved that night”.

# oscar-pistorius - Saturday 29 March, 2014

RECAP: 5 things from the Oscar Pistorius trial this week

WhatsApp messages, a delay in proceedings and a woman’s scream?

# oscar-pistorius - Friday 28 March, 2014

Pistorius won’t give evidence today as trial is adjourned for ten days

The adjournment comes as the defence were due to begin their case.

# oscar-pistorius - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

The text messages between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp

WhatsApp messages between Pistorius and Steenkamp were revealed during the murder trial in South Africa.

# oscar-pistorius - Monday 24 March, 2014

Steenkamp “sometimes scared” of Pistorius, court hears

The athlete’s murder trial entered its fourth week today – and is already over schedule.

# oscar-pistorius - Saturday 22 March, 2014

7 things we heard at the Oscar Pistorius trial this week

Reeva Steenkamp was shot as she stood facing the bathroom door and police experts have a tough task against star lawyer Barry Roux.

# oscar-pistorius - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Pistorius defence team say police moved evidence, police admit it’s possible

The cricket bat used to break down the toilet door may have been moved.

# oscar-pistorius - Monday 17 March, 2014

Pistorius ordered six new guns before girlfriend’s death

Oscar Pistorius was in the process of buying six guns – more than usually allowed under South African law – at the time he shot Reeva Steenkamp.

# oscar-pistorius - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Explainer: Why do they keep saying ‘My Lady’ at the Oscar Pistorius trial?

That – and more of your questions answered.

# oscar-pistorius - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Friend says Pistorius fired gun out of car sunroof after fight with policeman

The athlete’s demeanor in court today was drastically different from the previous day, when he needed a vomit bucket.

# oscar-pistorius - Monday 10 March, 2014

Oscar Pistorius vomits in court as details of Reeva Steenkamp’s autopsy are given

The 27-year-old could be heard retching across the courtroom in Pretoria.

Security guard says Pistorius told him “everything is fine”

The murder trial moves into its second week in Pretoria.

# oscar-pistorius - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Paddy Power, obese kids, and identity cards: The week in numbers

Plus: How many candidates are running as ‘Independent Fine Gael’ in the local elections?

# oscar-pistorius - Friday 7 March, 2014

Pistorius ex-girlfriend testifies on alleged cheating, gun possession

The court heard that Pistorius always carried a firearm while he was dating Samantha Taylor.

# oscar-pistorius - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Paddy Power has stopped taking bets on Pistorius trial, but will still pay out

Over 1,000 bets were taken on the trial’s outcome under the controversial “Money Back If He Walks” campaign.

Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet?

The bookmaker is offering bets on the outcome of the murder trial. Is this a step too far?

Paddy Power withdraws Pistorius ad after it becomes most complained about ever

The bookmakers have been ordered to take down the controversial ad offering odds on the outcome of the Pistorius murder trial.

# oscar-pistorius - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp’s death, trial told

A boxer friend of the athlete says he was asked to take the blame after a pistol was accidentally discharged in Johannesburg restaurant.

# oscar-pistorius - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From The Score Steenkamp’s mother says Pistorius didn’t look her in the eye Revelation

Steenkamp’s mother says Pistorius didn’t look her in the eye

“The whole point was that he must see me, that I am there,” she told the British channel ITV.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Pistorius trial dramatically interrupted after TV station shows witness photo

Judge Thokozile Masipa has warned the media to respect the court’s ruling that images of witnesses who ask for privacy cannot be shown.

# oscar-pistorius - Monday 3 March, 2014

Oscar Pistorius pleads not guilty at murder trial

The first witness in the trial has described hearing ‘blood-curdling screams’ from the house on the night of the murder.

Watch live: Oscar Pistorius trial begins in South Africa

The trial of Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of the pre-meditated murder of his girlfriend, is being televised.

Poll: Will you watch the Oscar Pistorius trial? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Oscar Pistorius trial?

Parts of the trial will be broadcast live from today.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning, it’s the start of a new week so here’s today’s news to get your day started.

Oscar Pistorius trial for murder of Reeva Steenkamp begins. What should we expect?

The 27-year-old faces a charge of premeditated murder.

# oscar-pistorius - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Bakery apologises for ‘Just do it. He did it’ Pistorius themed cookies

Another cookie depicted a toilet with the wording “Caution” and “Using toilet Please don’t shoot!”

Oscar Pistorius murder trial to be televised

The Olympic athlete is charged with murder following the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.

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