Pistorius: Judgment Day 2 - As it happened

2014-09-12 11:05

Get all the highlights as Judge Thokozile Masipa continued her giving her judgment in Oscar Pistorius's trial in which he was found guilty of culpable homicide.


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Last Updated at 01:06
12 Sep 14:59
And with that, we end updates. What a day. Have a good weekend, everyone.

12 Sep 14:55

The Star has published an extract from the new book about Pistorius (called Oscar - An Accident Waiting To Happen).

"He would often say things like: “I’m shopping for your Christmas present” or “I am going to get you this or that”.

"There were always promises, but then nothing would come of them.I was often amazed that he would come visit or stay at our house and never bring a thing, not a slab of chocolate, or a bottle of wine, as most people would, when visiting."

12 Sep 14:23

Samantha Taylor's mother has revealed that she is working on a book about Pistorius with a well-known journalist. 

When Reeva was shot dead in February last year, Patricia Taylor posted this status on her Facebook page: "I am so glad that Sammy is safe and sound and out of the clutches of that man. There were a few occasions where things could have gone wrong with her and his gun during the time they dated. My condolences to the family whose daughter has passed away. My heart breaks for you."

12 Sep 14:14

Appeal can only occur after sentencing - Criminal Law expert William Booth unpacks what will happen next.


12 Sep 14:05
American business magnate, Donald Trump, referred to Judge Thokozile Masipa as a ‘total moron’.

12 Sep 13:46
It won't bring Reeva back but our hearts go out to her family and friends. Against this background we won't make further statements or take questions. - AP

12 Sep 13:45
It would be irresponsible for the family to make further statements as yet. We respect that the legal process must run its course. A tragic event like this, there's victors - AP

12 Sep 13:45
We never had any doubt in Oscar's version of the incident. It's not over yet. - AP

12 Sep 13:44
Arnold Pistorius addresses media in court: On behalf of the family we'd like to show how grateful we are to Judge Masipa. It's a big burden off our shoulders.

12 Sep 13:43
They Myers family says they're disappointed with the ruling.

12 Sep 13:30
The NPA is satisfied with the manner in which the prosecution team prosecuted the case, says spokesperson Nathi Mncube.

12 Sep 13:24
Oscar Pistorius, pushed, pulled back and forth in a huge crowd of people as he makes his way to a car. 

12 Sep 13:17
Pistorius's family will make a statement in court in half an hour. 

12 Sep 13:13
Henk Pistorius has told eNCA he "feels good".

12 Sep 13:11
Arnold will speak to the media shortly, say reporters.

12 Sep 13:09
Pistorius hugs defence lawyers Brian Webber and Barry Roux after being released on bail. 

12 Sep 13:07
"Pistorius is looking down, very glum, as his aunt comforts him," says reporter Robyn Dixon.

12 Sep 13:04
TM postponed to 13 October and "we'll see what happens". She asks Roux to speak to Arnold as the person looking after OP. 

12 Sep 13:03
Roux proposes the 13 to 16 October for sentencing procedures.

12 Sep 13:02
"Pistorius looks at the judge steadily, a muscle flickering in his cheek. Barry Steenkamp sits with forearms on the bench in front resignedly," tweets Aislinn Laing. 

12 Sep 13:00
OP granted bail until sentencing.

12 Sep 12:58
TM refers to club incident brought up by Nel. 

12 Sep 12:57
Court resumes. Defence applies to have bail extended. Application opposed by State. 

12 Sep 12:53
Watch Judge Masipa hand down Pistorius's final verdict: 

12 Sep 12:44

Masipa's running late. Almost 15 minutes late.

12 Sep 12:38

As Judge Masipa handed down her "culpable homicide" judgment for Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court, social media lit up with opinions on the ruling.


12 Sep 12:30
Arnold Pistorius hinting that he'll give a statement later. OP is back in the dock. 

12 Sep 12:19
ANCWL's Jacqui Mofokeng, who has been at June Steenkamp's side during much of the trial, has told Power FM that Reeva's family it "too distraught to address the nation". They will speak to their lawyer. 

12 Sep 12:15
Pistorius is out of the cells.

12 Sep 11:57
NPA says they will only consider an appeal after sentencing... They are disappointed - Sapa

12 Sep 11:50
Sapa tweets: NPAs Nathi Mncube feels they must respect court processes in OP case which are still underway.

12 Sep 11:37
"Barry Roux is sitting alone in the almost empty court, looking at his phone messages and smiling," says Aislinn Laing. 

12 Sep 11:27
OP has now been taken out of court down to cells.  

12 Sep 11:26

OP's lawyer joins the discussion between custody officer and the athlete. Several police officers leaning over the dock, says Aislinn Laing. 

"Pistorius father Henke rushes over looking worried. Webber tells him 'it's just for the break'.First time he's seen the cells since last February," Aislinn Laing. 

12 Sep 11:16
Court adjourns. Back at 12:30

12 Sep 11:15
Roux says OP sold properties to pay legal fees and not to flee the country.

12 Sep 11:13
Roux: I'm not saying culpable homicide is not serious but "he was out on bail on a far more serious charge".

12 Sep 11:12

12 Sep 11:10
Nel reads: We have been witness to his escalating isolation & loneliness. We believe this is why he's self harming.

12 Sep 11:10
Nel reads from family statement that states OP was unwise to go to nightclub which underlies his self-harming behaviour.

12 Sep 11:08
OP doesn't have a house, he lives with family. While out on bail, OP was involved in nightclub incident - Nel. 

12 Sep 11:08
Nel says conviction of homicide means 'lengthy imprisonment probable' so is arguing no bail.

12 Sep 11:07
Nel disagrees with Roux. Says it's a serious case.

12 Sep 11:06

12 Sep 11:06
Nel says he will put certain factors before court. 

12 Sep 11:06
Roux: Onus on the State to present facts why OP should not be released on bail.

12 Sep 11:04
Roux asks for bail to be extended.

12 Sep 11:03
Court resumes.

12 Sep 10:50
Pistorius's legal team stand around him listening as he talks to them during the short adjournment after judgment.

12 Sep 10:45

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