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 »

Photo Essay

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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