ARTICLES RELATING TO PISTORIUS TRIAL

Organisations condemn attack on Masipa

2014-09-16 08:15

Several legal organisations say they are concerned by the threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa who presided over the trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar Pistorius may write a book - report

2014-09-15 10:08
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A British newspaper has reported that Oscar Pistorius is planning to write a book about his experiences during his murder trial - but his manager denies this, saying it's just a possibility at this stage.

State urged to appeal Pistorius ruling

2014-09-14 07:29
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Oscar Pistorius's escape from a murder charge might be short-lived as a growing number of legal experts believe the State will appeal Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgment.

Family told - keep Oscar out of trouble

2014-09-12 22:53
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Oscar Pistorius's family has been warned to keep the culpable homicide-convict on the straight and narrow while he awaits sentencing.

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

2014-09-12 14:39

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, but not guilty of premeditated murder.

Crowds throng Oscar outside court

2014-09-12 13:52

Oscar Pistorius battled to get to his vehicle through a crowd of people gathered outside the North Gauteng High Court after he was found guilty of culpable homicide.

Oscar emotionless after verdict

2014-09-12 13:46
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After a gruelling 43-day trial Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has showed no emotion as Judge Thokozile Masipa found him guilty of culpable homicide.

Oscar Pistorius's bail extended

2014-09-12 13:02
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The North Gauteng High Court has extended Oscar Pistorius's bail, after he was found not guilty of murder but guilty of culpable homicide.

Darren Fresco escapes prosecution

2014-09-12 11:37

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's friend Darren Fresco has avoided prosecution on firearms-related charges, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

Pistorius guilty of firing shot in restaurant

2014-09-12 11:17

The State has proved beyond reasonable doubt that paralympian Oscar Pistorius contravened the firearms act when he fired a shot in a restaurant, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

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The Oscar Pistorius trial has captured the attention of the world, with the final day of verdict covering front pages globally.

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Pistorius guilty of firing shot in restaurant

2014-09-12 10:27

The State has proved beyond reasonable doubt that paralympian Oscar Pistorius contravened the firearms act when he fired a shot in a restaurant, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

What if Oscar Pistorius goes to jail?

2014-09-12 10:09

As we wait for the Court to reveal the verdict and, eventually, sentence, some wonder how Oscar Pistorius would cope with the experience of prison.

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Judge Masipa is due to deliver a verdict in Oscar Pistorius's trial today. Here are all the pictures from the North Gauteng High Court as it happens.

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I hid gun from Oscar - ex

2014-09-12 09:16
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Oscar Pistorius's ex-girlfriend, Samantha Taylor, has told a British newspaper that he bit and pinched her, and that she once hid his gun because she was terrified he'd kill her.

Oscar awaits his fate

2014-09-12 07:02

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is set to hear if the North Gauteng High Court finds him guilty of culpable homicide.

Oscar waits for culpable homicide verdict

2014-09-11 21:14
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Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but the Paralympian's troubles aren't over - there's still a ruling to come on culpable homicide.

Another night of waiting for Pistorius

2014-09-11 19:02
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will spend another night wondering about his fate as judgment in his murder trial was adjourned.

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

2014-09-11 16:37
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In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius's trial, the judge said he can't be found guilty of murder, but that he was negligent, raising the possibility that he'll be convicted of culpable homicide.

Key quotes from Masipa's judgment

2014-09-11 15:32

Here are some of the key quotes from the first day of Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

Oscar was negligent, used excessive force - judge

2014-09-11 14:46
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Oscar Pistorius was negligent and acted too hastily when he fired four shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Thokozile Masipa said before adjourning court for the day.

Oscar breathes a sigh of relief

2014-09-11 13:54
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A sobbing Oscar Pistorius heaved a sigh of relief after hearing he could not be found guilty of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Culpable homicide a competent verdict - Oscar judge

2014-09-11 13:08

Oscar Pistorius cannot be found guilty of premeditated murder but that "is not the end of the matter as culpable homicide is a competent verdict", Judge Thokozile Masipa says.

 

Legal organisations condemn attack on Oscar judge

2014-09-16 05:00
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Several legal organisations say they are concerned by the threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa who presided over the trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Judge Masipa's security stepped up

2014-09-14 12:11
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Security has been stepped up outside Judge Thokozile Masipa's home following her judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, according to a report.

Reeva's mom - Judge gets it wrong

2014-09-13 06:00
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The parents of Reeva Steenkamp believe the conviction of culpable homicide that Oscar Pistorius received for shooting their daughter was not the right one.

There are no victors - Oscar's family

2014-09-12 14:45
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Oscar Pistorius's uncle has thanked the judge who cleared the athlete of murder, but says there are no victors and the family remains "deeply affected by the devastating tragedy".

Key quotes from Oscar verdict

2014-09-12 14:18

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide but acquitted of murder. Here are some of the key quotes of the day.

Trump insults Oscar judge

2014-09-12 13:50

The American business magnate, Donald Trump, has voiced his opinion on the Oscar Pistorius ruling.

Pistorius sentencing to start on 13 October

2014-09-12 13:11
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Oscar Pistorius will return to the North Gauteng High Court on 13 October 2014 for sentencing.

NPA disappointed by Pistorius verdict

2014-09-12 12:19
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The NPA says it is disappointed that Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of murder, and says it will weigh its future options after he is sentenced.

State opposes extending Oscar's bail

2014-09-12 11:21
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The State has opposed the extension of Oscar Pistorius's bail after he was found guilty of culpable homicide in the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar acquitted on ammunition possession charge

2014-09-12 11:15

Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of a charge of illegal possession of ammunition, after Judge Thokozile Masipa said the State failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

2014-09-12 11:08

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, but not guilty of premeditated murder.

Oscar acquitted on ammunition possession charge

2014-09-12 10:30

Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of a charge of illegal possession of ammunition, after Judge Thokozile Masipa said the State failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

2014-09-12 10:21
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Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, but not guilty of premeditated murder.

Pistorius acquitted on sunroof shooting charge

2014-09-12 10:04

Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted on one of the charges of discharging a firearm in public, with Judge Thokozile Masipa saying the State had failed to establish he is guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

'What a circus' - Oscar trial bystanders

2014-09-12 09:29

The media are stacked up on either side of the entrance to the North Gauteng High Court as bystanders looked on amazed at the throng of people who turned out for the second day of judgment in Oscar Pistorius's trial.

Oscar waits for culpable homicide verdict

2014-09-12 09:17

Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but the Paralympian's troubles aren't over - there's still a ruling to come on culpable homicide.

Pistorius could get 'separate accommodation' in prison

2014-09-11 21:37

The department of correctional services has said that disabled prisoners could be entitled to separate accommodation, as the verdict was delivered in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Twitter users shocked by Judge Masipa's Oscar judgment

2014-09-11 20:19
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Many people were shocked when the judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial said the Paralympian can't be found guilty of murder, and many took to social networking sites to voice their disappointment.

Masipa: Reasonable person would not have shot 4 times

2014-09-11 17:42
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A reasonable person would not have fired four times into a toilet cubicle, the North Gateung High Court in Pretoria heard during judgment in Oscar Pistorius's trial.

Pistorius chased by media outside court

2014-09-11 15:38

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was chased by the media when he exited the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar failed to take steps to avoid death - judge

2014-09-11 15:12

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius failed to take steps to avoid the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Thokozile Masipa has said in the North Gauteng High Court.

Legal experts shocked, surprised by Masipa's judgment

2014-09-11 14:25
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Lawyers and legal academics expressed surprise at the dismissal of premeditated murder charges against Oscar Pistorius, with critics saying Judge Thokozile Masipa has been too lenient.

Will Oscar get 'special treatment' in jail?

2014-09-11 13:28

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, what will it be like? Will he keep his legs? Will his fame and disability earn him special treatment?

Oscar could distinguish between right and wrong

2014-09-11 12:52

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius could distinguish between right and wrong when he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Thokozile Masipa says in the North Gauteng High Court.

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