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Oscar's defence expected to close its case

2014-07-08 06:07
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The defence team of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is expected to close its case at the North Gauteng High Court.

Nel concludes cross-examining physician

2014-07-07 13:48

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has concluded his cross-examination of University of Cape Town Professor Wayne Derman at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

AS IT HAPPENED: Pistorius trial, Day 38

2014-07-07 08:58
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Get the latest highlights from the 38th day of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar trial adjourned for the week

2014-07-03 17:03

The murder trial of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has adjourned in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar prof showed bias - Nel

2014-07-03 17:03

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius's physician has possibly been biased while testifying in the Paralympian's defence in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, the State says.

AS IT HAPPENED: Day 36, Pistorius trial

2014-07-02 09:13
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We bring you the latest details from Oscar Pistorius's 36th day in the North Gauteng High Court where he is facing charges of murdering Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar smirks at Nel's 'calculated' comment

2014-07-01 20:01

Oscar Pistorius smirked when State prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the Paralympian had “calculated reasons” for wanting to take Reeva Steenkamp to an athletics competition.

AS IT HAPPENED: Pistorius trial, day 35

2014-07-01 09:08
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Get the latest details as Oscar Pistorius's murder trial enters its 35th day.

Understanding Oscar's evaluation

2014-06-30 18:02

A mental assessment of Oscar Pistorius says he was not suffering from mental disorder or defect the night he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp. News24 investigates how doctors reached their conclusion.

Masipa wants answers on missing cord

2014-06-30 13:59

Judge Thokozile Masipa has ordered in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that police officers explain how an extension cord went missing from murder accused Oscar Pistorius's house.

Pistorius trial, day 33 - as it happened

2014-05-20 09:06
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Get the latest highlights from day 33 of Oscar Pistorius murder trial when he finds out the terms of his mental observation.

Masipa: Don’t want to punish Pistorius twice

2014-05-14 14:32
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The aim of referring Oscar Pistorius for mental observation was not to punish him “twice”, Judge Thokozile Masipa says.

AS IT HAPPENED: Day 32, Pistorius on trial

2014-05-14 08:59
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Get all the updates from Oscar Pistorius's 32nd day in court for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Get Tuesday's updates here.

Pistorius: Mental observation application argued

2014-05-13 14:51

The State has brought an application before the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to have murder-accused Oscar Pistorius admitted for mental observation.

Pistorius trial enters 31st day

2014-05-13 07:07

Oscar Pistorius's murder trial is going into its 31st day in the North Gauteng High Court after the State asked for him to undergo psychiatric observation.

Oscar could face month of mental tests

2014-05-12 15:55
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Prosecutors will apply to have Oscar Pistorius committed for one month of mental evaluations after a psychiatrist told the court the Paralympian suffered from an "anxiety disorder".

Cross-examination of Wolmerans to continue

2014-05-12 08:03

The cross-examination of ballistics expert Thomas "Wollie" Wolmarans is due to continue in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court.

Judge Masipa inspects toilet cubicle

2014-05-09 12:44

The judge in murder-accused Oscar Pistorius's trial has inspected a toilet cubicle erected inside courtroom GD in the North Gauteng High Court.

Pistorius was genuinely 'broken' - witness

2014-05-08 19:39

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was emotionally distressed and heartbroken after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a social worker has told the High Court.

Pistorius introduced Steenkamp as 'fiancée'

2014-05-06 14:18

Oscar Pistorius introduced Reeva Steenkamp as his fiancee just a week before he shot her, a close neighbour of the runner testified in his defence.

LIVE UPDATES: Day 27, Pistorius on trial

2014-05-06 09:05
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Get the latest updates from the 27th day of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Catch up on Monday's updates here.

Oscar witness grilled on mistake comment

2014-05-05 12:42

A neighbour of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius has been questioned in court after interpreting a call from the athlete, shortly after his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead, as a mistake.

Oscar's defence enters critical phase

2014-05-05 05:30

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial is set to enter a critical phase as his defence team attempts to recover from a faltering start.

Oscar trial adjourns for 2 weeks

2014-04-17 19:53

The trial of murder accused Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

 

Oscar team can't consult State psychiatrist - judge

2014-07-07 15:16

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius's defence may not consult State psychiatrist Carla Kotze, Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled.

Physician grilled on Pistorius psychological tests

2014-07-07 13:11

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has questioned Oscar Pistorius's physician about whether he is qualified to comment on the athlete's psychological tests.

Prosecution hasn't seen Oscar video - NPA

2014-07-07 08:18

The NPA says the prosecution team in the Oscar Pistorius trial, led by Gerrie Nel, has not seen the video of the athlete re-enacting the scene of the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar's fight or flight reflex questioned

2014-07-03 17:03

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius's reaction to perceived danger in his bedroom on the night of 14 February 2013 has been discussed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

AS IT HAPPENED: Pistorius trial, day 37

2014-07-03 08:55
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Get the latest highlights from the 37th day of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Nel to continue questioning Oscar's agent

2014-07-02 05:37

The State is expected to continue its cross-examination of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius' agent Petrus van Zyl at the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar trial - key points from day 35

2014-07-01 16:36

An acoustics expert says Oscar Pistorius’s neighbours could have heard a woman screaming the night Reeva Steenkamp was shot, while his manager described the star sprinter being seriously in love with her.

Nel to question Oscar's sound expert

2014-07-01 05:27

The State will begin its cross-examination of an acoustics expert who testified in the trial of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Acoustic engineer testifies in Oscar trial

2014-06-30 16:31

An acoustic and electro-acoustic engineer has testified in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, in the North Gauteng High Court, on whether a scream is from a man or woman.

LIVE UPDATES: Pistorius on trial, day 34

2014-06-30 08:54
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Get the latest updates as Oscar Pistorius returns to court for the trial of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius to learn details of observation

2014-05-20 07:19

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius will soon learn the details of the order granted that he be sent for mental observation after the North Gauteng High Court heard he had general anxiety disorder.

Pistorius must go for mental observation

2014-05-14 10:26
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Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius will be sent for psychiatric observation in order to ensure that he gets a fair trial, Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled.

Oscar: Judge Masipa set to rule on mental evaluation

2014-05-14 05:30

Judge Thokozile Mapisa is set to rule on the State's application that Oscar Pistorius go for mental evaluation, to negate the possibility of the defence falling back on an appeal based on a disturbed mental condition.

AS IT HAPPENED: Pistorius trial, day 31

2014-05-13 09:07
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Get the all the highlights from Oscar Pistorius's 31st day in court for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar remorseful for shooting Reeva - psychiatrist

2014-05-12 17:17

A forensic psychiatrist testifying in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial, has told the North Gauteng High Court that the athlete felt remorse for shooting Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius trial, day 30 - as it happened

2014-05-12 09:01
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Follow News24's highlights of day 30 in the Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Reeva was not using toilet - expert

2014-05-09 13:30

Reeva Steenkamp was dressed when she was fatally shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius on Valentine's Day last year, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Oscar was on his stumps - expert

2014-05-09 11:32

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was on his stumps when he fatally shot Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, ballistics expert Thomas "Wollie" Wolmarans says.

Factors may have delayed 'gastric emptying'

2014-05-08 17:45

An expert has taken the North Gauteng High Court through several factors which may have delayed Reeva Steenkamp emptying her stomach on the night she was killed.

Oscar's neighbours did not hear shots, court told

2014-05-06 20:08

The neighbours on either side of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius's house did not hear gunshots on Valentine's Day early morning last year, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar's closest neighbour did not hear screams

2014-05-06 13:00

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius's closest neighbour did not hear screaming the night Reeva Steenkamp was shot, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar torn apart after shooting Reeva, court hears

2014-05-05 16:11

Oscar Pistorius's neighbour and friend have giving a heart-wrenching account in court of finding the "broken" athlete coming down the stairs, holding his dead girlfriend in his arms.

Pistorius trial, day 26 - As it happened

2014-05-05 09:05
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Get the latest updates from day 26 of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial. Catch up on day 25 here.

Pistorius team to call ballistics expert - report

2014-05-04 12:12

Oscar Pistorius’s defence is this week expected to call its ballistics expert to the stand to hopefully bring some credibility to its case as the trial resumes in the North Gauteng High Court.

Top pathologist hired by Oscar won't testify, report

2014-04-17 16:42
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A star pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius says he will not testify at the athlete's murder trial, another blow for his defence after a week of savage cross-examination.

 
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