S.Africa: Pistorius 'Not Guilty' of Murder


Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius cries while listening to the verdict in his murder trial. He is likely to hear on Friday whether he will be convicted of manslaughter.


  • South Africa:  Pistorius Convicted of Manslaughter

    South African Press Association, 12 September 2014

    Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Pistorius to Hear Fate on Friday

    Deutsche Welle, 11 September 2014

    The South African judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has ruled out premeditated murder but is due to decide on Friday whether the double-amputee is guilty of culpable ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Oscar Verdict - What Does It Mean

    The Journalist, 11 September 2014

    Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of murder but can still be found guilty of culpable homicide. But what did the Judge really say. read more »

  • South Africa:  Pistorius Not a Murderer, Judge Says

    South African Press Association, 11 September 2014

    Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of murder but can still be found guilty of culpable homicide, Judge Thokozile Masipa said in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. read more »

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  • South Africa:  Pistorius Readies for Murder Trial Verdict

    Voice of America, 10 September 2014

    South African running star Oscar Pistorius is set to hear the verdict in his murder trial as the proceedings resume in Pretoria on Thursday. read more »

  • Southern Africa:  Pistorius Trial - Judgment Day

    Daily Maverick, 11 September 2014

    This is it, folks. In the North Gauteng High Court today, Judge Thokozile Masipa will begin to read her judgment in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. It is expected that it may ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Pistorius - Anatomy of a Story That Gripped the World

    Daily Maverick, 10 September 2014

    Thursday - and likely Friday too - is Judgment Day in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. It's been almost 18 months in which the tale of the Olympic athlete who shot a young woman ... read more »

  • South Africa:  'Pistorius's Athletics Legacy Will Remain'

    South African Press Association, 11 September 2014

    Oscar Pistorius's legacy in South African athletics will remain, regardless of the verdict in his murder trial, his former running mate Ofentse Mogawane believes. read more »

  • South Africa:  Oscar Pistorius, From Hero to Zero

    South African Press Association, 9 September 2014

    Oscar Pistorius was South Africa's golden boy after the Paralympic athlete competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics. read more »

  • South Africa:  Pistorius Verdict Reflects a Troubling Relationship With Guns

    The Conversation, 12 September 2014

    By Elizabeth Yardley, Birmingham City University read more »

  • South Africa:  Defence Lawyer - Oscar May Be in Trouble

    Daily Maverick, 9 September 2014

    In the last few days before Oscar Pistorius hears his fate in the North Gauteng High Court, any legal eagles willing to stick their necks out with semi-definitive predictions will ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Makinwa - South Africa's Oscar Pistorius and Guns

    The Guardian, 9 September 2014

    IMMINENTLY, the judge will deliver a verdict in the trial of Oscar Pistorius, the Paraolympian who was charged with shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, dead at his home in ... read more »

  • South Africa:  U.S. Case With Oscar Parallels - Sentence Reached, and It's Tough

    Daily Maverick, 7 September 2014

    As murder-accused athlete Oscar Pistorius prepares to learn his fate from Judge Thokozile Masipa on Thursday, sentencing was announced last week in the case of a US man who shot ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Criminal Legal System On Trial With Pistorius

    Voice of America, 4 September 2014

    The end is near for the murder trial of South African running star Oscar Pistorius. read more »

  • South Africa:  Pistorius Now Awaits His Fate

    South African Press Association, 8 August 2014

    Judge Thokozile Masipa will hand down judgment on murder-accused Oscar Pistorius next month, she said on Friday after his defence team concluded its final arguments. read more »

Judge Thokozile Masipa reads her verdict in the murder trial of paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, Thursday, 11 September 2014.

  • South Africa:  Pistorius Trial - Closing Arguments, Day Two

    Daily Maverick, 8 August 2014

    The North Gauteng High Court will today continue to hear closing arguments in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Yesterday saw Gerrie Nel conclude his arguments for the state, ... read more »

  • South Africa:  No Way Oscar Can be Compared to Abused Woman

    Gender Links, 11 August 2014

    Johannesburg, 9 August: It's a cold women's month in South Africa and I am finding little to celebrate. Instead of reflecting on how far we have come with emancipating half of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Pistorius 'Guilty of Murder' - State

    South African Press Association, 8 August 2014

    Paralympic double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the State said in the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Prosecutor 'Desperate' - Pistorius Lawyer

    South African Press Association, 8 August 2014

    The prosecutor in murder-accused Oscar Pistorius's trial is "desperate and naughty", Barry Roux SC, for Pistorius, told the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Prosecutor Calls Pistorius 'Deceitful Witness'

    Voice of America, 7 August 2014

    Final arguments have begun in the murder trial of former South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, following months of gripping testimony that captured the world's attention. read more »

  • South Africa:  South Africa Prosecutor Accuses Pistorius of Deceit

    Deutsche Welle, 7 August 2014

    In the first day of closing arguments, the prosecution has painted South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius as a liar. The judge is to decide a verdict after the defense's closing ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Pistorius Tailored Evidence, Prosecutor Says

    South African Press Association, 7 August 2014

    Murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius tailored his version of what happened the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he was concerned of the implications, ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Pistorius Trial - Closing Arguments

    Daily Maverick, 7 August 2014

    It's almost the end of the road, folks. It's been a seemingly interminable journey, but today the closing arguments will be presented in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Lawyers ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Enters Final Stage

    Deutsche Welle, 7 August 2014

    South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius' trial has entered its end phase, with lawyers set to deliver their closing arguments. The sprinter faces a minimum of 25 years in jail if ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Resumes

    Voice of America, 7 August 2014

    The murder trial of former South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is set to resume Thursday in Johannesburg after months of gripping testimony that captured the world's attention. read more »

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