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LIVE: Pistorius learns his fate

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Oscar Pistorius learns his fate after more than a year and a half after the death of Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home.

Reeva's death was horrific - Nel

2014-10-17 21:04

Oscar Pistorius caused an 'horrific' death, prosecutor says at end of sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar to be sentenced on Tuesday

2014-10-17 12:44
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Oscar Pistorius will have to wait four days for his sentencing for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Reeva's cousin, voice of society - Nel

2014-10-17 12:01

The North Gauteng High Court is "lucky" to hear the voice of Reeva Steenkamp's cousin Kim Martin because she is the voice of society, the State says.

Loss of a child is devastating - Roux

2014-10-17 10:11

The loss of a child is devastating but the North Gauteng High Court should look at the facts to determine the suitable punishment for culpable homicide-convicted Oscar Pistorius, the court has heard.

State closes its case in Oscar sentencing

2014-10-16 14:50

The State has closed its case in the sentencing procedures of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Roux makes barb at Nel, laughter in court

2014-10-16 13:21

Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux has made a barbed comment at prosecutor Gerry Nel during sentencing proceedings for the Paralympian in the North Gauteng High Court.

Nel deals with prison concerns

2014-10-16 11:41

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius would not have his prostheses taken away in jail and could use his own doctor, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Steenkamps not seeking revenge, court hears

2014-10-16 10:31

Reeva Steenkamp's family are not seeking revenge against her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius but do want him to go to jail, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar arrives at court

2014-10-16 09:26

Culpable homicide-convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for the fourth day of his sentencing proceedings.

Oscar ruined Reeva's family, court told

2014-10-15 21:08
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius ruined Reeva Steenkamp's family when he shot her dead, her cousin has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria during a sentencing hearing.

Tears as Reeva's cousin remembers

2014-10-15 17:55

Tears have flowed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria as Kim Martin remembered holding her baby cousin Reeva Steenkamp at the age of 12 and years later hearing of her killing.

Oscar doesn't want money back - Roux

2014-10-15 15:10

The money Oscar Pistorius paid to the family of Reeva Steenkamp was paid unconditionally and he does not want it back, his lawyer says.

Oscar 'blood money' row deepens

2014-10-15 14:33

Lawyers for Reeva Steenkamp's family have expressed shock that Oscar Pistorius's defence team revealed details of secret "blood money" payments during a heated courtroom argument over his sentencing.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Reeva was everything to them'

2014-10-15 14:01
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Reeva Steenkamp's cousin says the moment she heard Oscar Pistorius had shot his girlfriend she said: "I hope to God he's cheating on Reeva."

Nel interrogates Vergeer on 'condoms' in report

2014-10-15 13:28

The social worker who recommended correctional supervision for Reeva Steenkamp's killer Oscar Pistorius is biased against prisons, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Vergeer relied on old Popcru speech

2014-10-15 11:30

The social worker who testified in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings has relied on a nine-year-old speech by a union official to back her claims of horrific prison conditions, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

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View all the pictures from day 3 of Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings. The athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.

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Official available to speak on prison conditions

2014-10-15 09:07

The justice department will make an official available to provide information in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings in the North Gauteng High Court relating to the conditions in prisons, a spokesman says.

Prisons can accommodate disabled - dept

2014-10-14 22:06
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The correctional services department has lashed out at claims made during Oscar Pistorius court proceedings that jails are unable to accommodate disabled prisoners.

Give Oscar correctional supervision - witness

2014-10-14 18:14

Despite Oscar Pistorius not having a job, the social worker who compiled a report on the Paralympian has recommended he be sentenced to correctional supervision.

Witness not answering questions - Nel

2014-10-14 16:56

A defence witness is not answering questions put to her in the sentencing procedures of culpable homicide-convicted Oscar Pistorius, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Disability not reason for non-imprisonment, court hears

2014-10-14 16:09

Oscar Pistorius's disability should not be the reason he is not incarcerated, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

AS IT HAPPENED - Reeva's mom rejected 'blood money' from Pistorius

2014-10-14 13:04
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Oscar Pistorius wants to set up a fund to provide financial support to Reeva Steenkamp's family, a reporter at the North Gauteng High Court has tweeted.

Oscar's manager blames media

2014-10-14 12:25

Oscar Pistorius’s manager Petrus van Zyl wished the media would show a “bit more respect” for the culpable homicide-convicted paralympian, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

 

Ubuntu or 10 years for Oscar

2014-10-18 22:30
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Oscar Pistorius should get either 10 years in jail or house arrest and community service, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

State wants 10 years for Oscar

2014-10-17 13:40
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should be jailed for 10 years for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Community service inappropriate - Nel

2014-10-17 12:33

The community based punishment and house arrest proposed for Oscar Pistorius is an "inappropriate" punishment for the death of Reeva Steenkamp, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

Oscar's pain won't go away - Roux

2014-10-17 11:24

The pain caused by the death of Reeva Steenkamp at the hands of Oscar Pistorius is far worse than any punishment for the athlete, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Busy day in Oscar court

2014-10-16 18:30
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There were tears, swearing, sarcasm, and even a birthday during sentencing proceedings for paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Modise: Prison machines can scan for ailments

2014-10-16 14:35

There are machines in prisons that scan prisoners for ailments, the North Gauteng High Court has heard in sentencing procedures of Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar received death threats from prison - Roux

2014-10-16 12:36
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Since the start of Oscar Pistorius's trial, there have been threats against his life, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar 'needs to pay' says Reeva's cousin

2014-10-16 11:04

A cousin of slain model Reeva Steenkamp has made a tearful plea for Oscar Pistorius to "pay for what he has done”, as the prosecution sought to make sure he goes to jail.

Oscar sentencing proceedings under way

2014-10-16 10:05

The fourth day of sentencing proceedings for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide-conviction has begun in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Reeva's cousin to continue testimony

2014-10-16 05:39

Kim Martin, the cousin of Reeva Steenkamp, is expected to conclude her testimony during sentencing proceedings for Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar seemed shy - Reeva's cousin

2014-10-15 19:24

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius seemed shy and did not show much affection towards Reeva Steenkamp, her cousin Kim Martin has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Reeva's death 'end of world' - cousin

2014-10-15 15:30

The death of Reeva Steenkamp was like the "end of the world" for her cousin Kim Martin, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Reeva was a fun-loving child - cousin

2014-10-15 15:10

Reeva Steenkamp was a fun-loving child who wanted to look after everyone around her, her cousin Kim Martin has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Reeva's dad breaks down

2014-10-15 14:32

Reeva Steenkamp's father Barry broke down in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, as her cousin testified in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing procedures.

Society wants harsh punishment - Nel

2014-10-15 13:44

People will take the law into their own hands if killers get sentences like house arrest and community service, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Nel: How will house arrest deter other criminals?

2014-10-15 12:01

A social worker has struggled to explain in court how house arrest for Oscar Pistorius would deter other criminals.

Nel: Prisons can deal with disabled people

2014-10-15 11:30

Prisons have the necessary facilities to deal with people who have similar disabilities to Oscar Pistorius, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

State's payment version wrong - Oscar family

2014-10-15 09:11

The State's version on payments made by Oscar Pistorius to the parents of Reeva Steenkamp is not accurate, the Pistorius family's spokesperson says.

Nel to continue cross-examination of social worker

2014-10-15 05:31

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel is expected to continue the cross-examination of social worker Annette Vergeer in sentencing proceedings in the Oscar Pistorius case.

Defence claims Oscar will be vulnerable in jail

2014-10-14 20:05
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Oscar Pistorius would be vulnerable to gang rape if sent to prison, a defence witness has claimed during a day of heated argument in the North Gauteng High Court.

Steenkamps to pay back Oscar's money

2014-10-14 16:57
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The parents of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, are going to repay the R6 000 monthly payments he made to them, their lawyer says.

Oscar trial: Parole officer was paid by defence

2014-10-14 16:09

The parole officer who recommended correctional supervision for paralympian Oscar Pistorius worked on the matter in her private capacity, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

June Steenkamp rejected 'blood money'

2014-10-14 15:05
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Reeva Steenkamp’s mother June rejected a R375 000 payment from her daughter's killer, Oscar Pistorius, as "blood money", the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Nel questions reason for Oscar's doctorate

2014-10-14 12:25

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has rejected claims that Oscar Pistorius was awarded an honorary doctorate for helping provide prostheses to the disabled.

Strong security for Oscar proceedings

2014-10-14 10:02

There is a strong security presence at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, ahead of day two in the sentencing procedures of culpable homicide-convicted Oscar Pistorius.

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