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Prosecutor: Lying Pistorius has lost this race

Oscar Pistorius checks his mobile phone in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, after a ruling was read out by Judge Thokozile Masipa that he would undergo psychiatric evaluation. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. AP

In closing arguments in a murder trial that has riveted South Africa and many around the world, the chief prosecutor said Thursday that Olympian Oscar Pistorius dropped “the baton of truth” and produced a succession of lies to save himself from a conviction for shooting to death his girlfriend.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Grief besets family of Pistorius’ slain girlfriend

A woman holds a photo of Reeva Steenkamp, as she leaves her funeral in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is charged with the premeditated murder of Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. The defense lawyer says it was an accidental shooting. AP/Schalk van Zuydam

Far from the courtroom drama that has gripped South Africa, the family of Oscar Pistorius’ slain girlfriend has struggled with its own private deluge of grief, frustration and bewilderment.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pistorius arrives for 2nd day of bail hearing

Olympian Oscar Pistorius stands following his bail hearing in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Pistorius fired into the door of a small bathroom where his girlfriend was cowering after a shouting match on Valentine's Day, hitting her three times, a South African prosecutor said Tuesday as he charged the sports icon with premeditated murder. (AP Photo)

Oscar Pistorius arrived at the court building in a police car with a blue blanket covering his head Wednesday as prosecutors prepared to outline in more detail why they believe the double-amputee Olympian murdered his model girlfriend and should be denied bail.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pistorius’ family strongly refutes murder charge

Arnold Pistorius, right, uncle of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, comforts his niece after making a statement to selected press in Pretoria, South Africa, Feb. 16, 2013. Pistorius said that Oscar is “numb with shock, as well as grief” after the shooting death of his model girlfriend at his home in South Africa, Thursday, and his family strongly refuted prosecutors’ claims that he murdered her. At left is Aimee Pistorius, sister of Oscar Pistorius. AP/Denis Farrell

Oscar Pistorius is “numb with shock as well as grief” after the shooting death of his model girlfriend at his home in South Africa, the runner’s uncle said Saturday, as his family strongly refuted prosecutors’ claims that he murdered her.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Weeping Pistorius faces premeditated murder charge

Athlete Oscar Pistorius weeps in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb 15, 2013, at his bail hearing in the murder case of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. AP FILE PHOTO

In a courtroom, not an Olympic stadium, there was no click-click-click of Oscar Pistorius’ prosthetic limbs. His only sound Friday was loud, uncontrollable sobs as prosecutors charged him with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his model girlfriend.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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