ARTICLES RELATING TO REEVA STEENKAMP

The testimony that sunk him

2014-04-18 07:00

Oscar Pistorius did not do well in the dock. Georgina Guedes explains where his version of events all fell apart for her.

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.

Reeva struck by 4 bullets - Dixon

2014-04-17 14:20
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It was most probable that Reeva Steenkamp was shot in the head as she fell down after being struck by three other bullets, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

The Oscar trial: what we'll miss the most

2014-04-17 13:36

We asked you to tell us what's been some of the most interesting moments of the Oscar trial. Here's what you had to say.

Man removed from Pistorius court over photo

2014-04-17 10:15

North Gauteng High Court security officials have removed a member of the public taking photographs in courtroom GD ahead of the resumption of Oscar Pistorius's trial.

Dixon expected to back up testimony

2014-04-17 07:35
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Oscar Pistorius's trial will resume at the North Gauteng High Court with defence expert witness Roger Dixon returning to the stand where he will face more tough questioning from prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

Nel queries recordings of gunshot, bat tests

2014-04-16 14:44

It is not known whether the music producer who recorded the gunshot and cricket bat tests presented as evidence in Oscar Pistorius's trial has any experience in such, the court has heard.

Oscar's expert accused of being unqualified

2014-04-16 14:12

The prosecution has derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.

Nel queries expert's evidence

2014-04-16 12:17

Evidence given by defence expert witness Roger Dixon in the Oscar Pistorius trial has come under scrutiny during cross-examination by prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

Pistorius court slightly emptier

2014-04-16 10:22

Public interest in Oscar Pistorius's trial seems to have waned a bit with fewer people queuing up outside courtroom GD in the North Gauteng High Court.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 24

2014-04-16 08:27
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Get all the highlights from Oscar Pistorius's murder trial which is now in its 24th day. Get Tuesday's updates here.

Oscar made textbook mistakes - experts

2014-04-15 22:19
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Oscar Pistorius did himself more harm than good when he took the witness stand, criminal lawyers say.

Oscar unwavering as he denies intent

2014-04-15 20:52

As his week-long court testimony came to an end, Oscar Pistorius has maintained he was innocent and had acted involuntarily when he fired the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Walking on crime scene unprofessional - analyst

2014-04-15 16:23

Leaving shoe prints on a crime scene is "most unprofessional", a former police forensic analyst has testified in murder accused Oscar Pistorius's trial.

Complaint against Nel dismissed

2014-04-15 15:31
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A complaint against prosecutor Gerrie Nel has been rejected, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Oscar's bedroom is dark - expert

2014-04-15 14:14

Oscar Pistorius's bedroom is pitch dark when the curtains are drawn in the evening, and a lot of force is needed to break down a door with a cricket bat, an expert has testified.

Reeva declared love in Valentine's Day card

2014-04-15 14:00

Reeva Steenkamp gave murder accused Oscar Pistorius a card declaring her love for him hours before he shot her dead in his Pretoria home, the court heard.

I heard Reeva breathing after shooting - Oscar

2014-04-15 12:31

Oscar Pistorius has testified that he heard Reeva Steenkamp breathing when he lifted her up after he broke down the toilet door following her shooting.

Pistorius supporters in court

2014-04-15 10:01
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A number of young women have filled the back row of the public gallery of the North Gauteng High Court, as prosecutor Gerrie Nel continues with his cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius.

AS IT HAPPENED: Day 23 - Pistorius on trial

2014-04-15 07:34
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Get all the highlights from Oscar Pistorius's murder trial which is now in its 23rd day. Get Monday's updates here.

Oscar trial: Key points from day 22

2014-04-14 20:05
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Oscar Pistorius has appeared to change part of his defence and buckled under relentless cross-examination on day 22 of his murder trial.

Oscar version getting more improbable - State

2014-04-14 17:23
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Murder accused Oscar Pistorius's version of the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is getting "more and more improbable" the State says.

Reeva locked door out of fear - Oscar

2014-04-14 16:06
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Reeva Steenkamp probably acted out of fear when she locked the toilet door she was shot through, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Nel grills Pistorius on why he fired 4 shots

2014-04-14 14:55

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has peppered Oscar Pistorius with questions about why he fired four shots into his toilet door, and why he didn't fire a warning shot.

Pistorius explains why he burst into tears

2014-04-14 13:04

Oscar Pistorius has explained why he became emotional when he recalled what he shouted at "intruders" in his Pretoria home.

 

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.

Dixon admits to omitting man's height in photo

2014-04-17 15:48

The height of a man shown in a photograph submitted by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's defence witness Roger Dixon is incorrect, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar judge reprimands overflow court

2014-04-17 14:20

Day 25 of the Oscar Pistorius trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has started with a stern reprimand by Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Defence witness contradicts Oscar

2014-04-17 11:46
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A defence witness has contradicted the evidence of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius.

AS IT HAPPENED: Day 25 - Pistorius on trial

2014-04-17 09:16
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Follow the updates from the 25th day of Oscar Pistorius's murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court. For the previous day's updates click here.

Oscar's expert did not read post mortem report - Nel

2014-04-16 16:59
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The report of the post mortem on Reeva Steenkamp was not properly read by defence expert witness Roger Dixon, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Expert's integrity comes under fire

2014-04-16 14:33
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Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has questioned the integrity of defence witness Roger Dixon as he testified in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Nel questions credibility of expert's tests

2014-04-16 13:27

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has continued to test the credibility of testimony given by defence witness Roger Dixon at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar: All might not be lost says expert

2014-04-16 10:26

A former State prosecutor says Oscar Pistorius's defence, which plans to call up to 17 witnesses, can still make it hard for the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Paralympian killed Reeva Steenkamp on purpose.

Expert to testify further at Oscar trial

2014-04-16 08:34

The murder trial of paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius enters day 24 in the North Gauteng High Court, with a former senior police forensic expert continuing his evidence.

All not lost for Oscar - expert

2014-04-16 05:30
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A former State prosecutor says Oscar Pistorius's defence, which plans to call up to 17 witnesses, can still make it hard for the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Paralympian killed Reeva Steenkamp on purpose.

Marks on Oscar's door consistent with bat - expert

2014-04-15 21:47

Marks on Oscar Pistorius's toilet door were probably caused by the corner of the bat he claimed to have used to bash it down, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar could not have stumbled, court hears

2014-04-15 18:52

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius could not have stumbled on a wooden panel while it was still in the door, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Reeva was possibly reaching for door - expert

2014-04-15 16:11
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Reeva Steenkamp was possibly reaching for the toilet door handle when she was shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar denies responsibility

2014-04-15 14:46

Oscar Pistorius has protested his innocence up to the close of his court testimony after prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused him of killing his girlfriend in cold blood.

Oscar excused from stand

2014-04-15 14:13

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius has been excused from the witness stand, with prosecutor Gerrie Nel having concluded his cross-examination.

State wraps up Pistorius cross-examination

2014-04-15 12:47
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Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has concluded his cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, asking the athlete who should take the blame for killing Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius trial: Nel seeks 2-week postponement

2014-04-15 10:17

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has requested that the Oscar Pistorius murder trial be postponed to 5 May, due to clogged diaries.

Oscar's version of the night he killed Reeva is getting more improbable - State

2014-04-15 09:32

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius's version of the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is getting "more and more improbable" the State says.

Oscar accused of crocodile tears

2014-04-14 21:04
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The prosecution has accused Oscar Pistorius of feigning emotion to dodge tough questions about the death of his girlfriend.

Nel baffled why Oscar didn't check bedroom door

2014-04-14 18:56
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It is strange that murder accused Oscar Pistorius did not look to see if Reeva Steenkamp had left his bedroom after he shot an "intruder", the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Reeva was talking to Oscar - Nel

2014-04-14 17:23

Reeva Steenkamp was standing in front of a toilet door talking to Oscar Pistorius the night she was shot dead, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar takes the blame for Reeva's death

2014-04-14 15:26
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Oscar Pistorius has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that he blames himself for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

I did not fire at Reeva - Oscar

2014-04-14 13:42
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Oscar Pistorius has broken down for a second time, denying he fired deliberately at Reeva Steenkamp and insisting he heard a noise and "fired out of fear".

Pistorius tailoring evidence - Nel

2014-04-14 12:22

Oscar Pistorius is tailoring evidence on the noise he heard in the toilet the night he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

 
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