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Oscar Pistorius Trial: Testimony Attempts to Paint Blade Runner's Dark Side

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Testimony Attempts to Paint Blade Runner's Dark Side

Originally posted 03/09/2014 09:50AM

It was a rough week for Oscar Pistorius.

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Oscar Pistorius Prayed Over Bloodied Girlfriend for Her Life: Witness

Oscar Pistorius Prayed Over Bloodied Girlfriend for Her Life: Witness

Originally posted 03/06/2014 01:00PM

As the girlfriend he shot lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday.

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Reeva Steenkamp's Mom: I Don't Wish Oscar Harm, I Just Want the Truth | Oscar Pistorius

Reeva Steenkamp's Mom: I Don't Wish Oscar Harm, I Just Want the Truth

Originally posted 03/04/2014 04:05PM

Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, says she can forgive Olympian Oscar Pistorius, but she wants to know what happened the night he shot her daughter four times through a locked bathroom door.

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Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Highlights: a Scream, a Glare & a Mystery Woman

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Opens with Drama, Unusual Moments

Originally posted 03/03/2014 03:00PM

With gripping testimony about a "blood-curdling" scream, the Oscar Pistorius murder trial started Monday in a South African court where the double-amputee Olympian stands accused of fatally shooting his model-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, 27, has pleaded not guilty and claims he fired four times through a bathroom door in February 2013 in the mistaken belief he was shooting at an intruder. The trial – a sensation in his home country, which has held the Olympian as a hero – already has offered several highlights, surprises and unusual moments:

A Mother's Stare
Reeva's mother June Steenkamp stared at Pistorius for a full minute as he walked into the courtroom. He steadfastly ignored her. The Steenkamp family sat on the right side of a long bench along with the Pistorius family, with several lawyers sandwiched between them.

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Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial: 'You Could Hear Blood-Curdling Screams'

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial: Witness Testifies 'You Could Hear Blood-Curdling Screams'

Originally posted 03/03/2014 08:20AM

The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial testified Monday to hearing "blood-curdling" screams before the sound of four gunshots on the night the double-amputee Olympian killed his girlfriend.

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5 Reasons the Oscar Pistorius Case Isn't a Slam Dunk | Oscar Pistorius

5 Reasons the Oscar Pistorius Case Isn't a Slam Dunk

Originally posted 02/28/2014 05:00PM

The Olympic athlete admitted to shooting his girlfriend to death on Valentine's Day 2013, but was it an accident or premeditated?

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Blade Runner Murder Case: Dramatic Details Emerge on Eve of Trial

Oscar Pistorius Case: Dramatic Details Emerge on Eve of Blade Runner's Murder Trial

Originally posted 02/21/2014 04:45PM

The Oscar Pistorius trial is less than two weeks away and newly leaked documents show startling revelations about the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of the Olympic star's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

On Valentine's Day last year, security guards from Pistorius's South African luxury estate called him after the early morning shooting and asked if "everything was in order," according to a court document obtained by South African television station eNCA.

[H]e indicated that he was fine," the document reportedly says, adding, "He never asked for their assistance and did not make a report about the shooting incident to them."

Pistorius, who has claimed the shooting was a case of mistaken identity – he thought he was shooting an intruder and not Steenkamp, 29, – previously said he immediately scrambled for help.

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Oscar Pistorius Grieves for Reeva Steenkamp on Anniversary of Her Death

Oscar Pistorius Grieves for Reeva Steenkamp on Anniversary of Her Death

Originally posted 02/14/2014 10:35AM

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic sprinter who stands accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp a year ago today, issued a statement on the anniversary describing her fatal shooting as an accident.

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Slain Beauty's Parents Yearn for Closure in Blade Runner Murder Trial

Reeva Steenkamp's Parents Yearn for Closure in Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

Originally posted 02/13/2014 02:55PM

June Steenkamp, the mother of Reeva Steenkamp, who was allegedly shot to death by Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Feb. 14 last year, will attend his upcoming murder trial in South Africa.

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Oscar Pistorius Weeps at His Murder Indictment Hearing

Oscar Pistorius Indicted on Premeditated Murder Charge

Originally posted 08/19/2013 07:15AM

Oscar Pistorius, the first Paralympian to compete in the able-bodied Olympics, was indicted in a South African court Monday, charged with the premeditated murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

His case will go to trial March 3, 2014, reports The New York Times.

Pistorius has been free on bail since February and will remain so, said Magistrate Desmond Nair.

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