South African state prosecutors have failed in their bid to challenge the six-year sentence for murder handed down to Oscar Pistorius. Prosecutors described the Paralympic athlete’s punishment for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 as “shockingly lenient”. At the hearing...
Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete, began life behind bars on Tuesday after being sentenced to a maximum five years in prison for the culpable homicide, or manslaughter, of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. After delivering a detailed judgment that...
Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympic and Paralympic star, faces possible imprisonment after being found guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting of his girlfriend as a drama-filled six-month trial reached a climax on Friday. The 27-year-old stood and showed...
A South African judge said on Thursday there was insufficient evidence to find Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympics star, guilty of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Reading out her verdict at a Pretoria court, Judge Thokozile Masipa...
South Africa’s High Court postponed the trial of Briton Shrien Dewani, who has been charged with murdering his wife during their honeymoon, until June 20 to allow him to receive further psychiatric treatment. Dewani will be returned to Valkenberg hospital in Cape Town until...
The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius‘ murder trial on Wednesday urged the athlete to “take responsibility” for fatally shooting his girlfriend, telling him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp’s bloodied head that was displayed in court. Prosecutor Gerrie...
*Shiren Dewani is accused of murdering his honeymoon wife in Cape Town. *Anni Dewani’s family and campaigners have argued that the legal challenges were a poly to delay justice for the murder victim. *Sherani Dewani is accused of plotting and hiring hit man...

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