The trial against Byron Smith, a 65-year old retiree accused of murdering two teenagers who broke into his home on Thanksgiving day is underway in Minnesota, forcing the citizens of Little Falls and all across the nation to consider some pretty tough questions. Byron Smith, a military veteran and retired security consultant for the Dept
An audio recording of the moments when two teenagers were fatally shot by Byron Smith were played for jurors at his murder trial Tuesday
A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it ...
Kansas man seeks to remove his “MURDER” tattoo before murder trial (via FreakOutNation) Jeffrey Wade Chapman was charged with killing a man and leaving his body in a roadside ditch in Kansas but before facing a jury of his peers, he wants a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover a prominent “Murder” tattoo which […]
Oscar Pistorius’ camp on Tuesday denied that the paralympian had taken acting lessons in preparation for his murder trial in which the Olympian has displayed many shades of his… READ ON
Oscar Pistorius might not have a career in running after his murder trial finishes, but perhaps he could pursue one in acting. A South African newspaper columnist is claiming that the disgraced Olympian, whose crying fits and vomiting have become regular occurrences at his trial, took acting classes to help him appear more sympathetic to the court. Show More Summary
Legless Olympian Oscar Pistorius took acting lessons to prep for his sobbing testimony in his sensational murder trial, claims a top South African journalist. Jani Allan, a former columnist for the South African Sunday Times, claims her “close friend” — a famous South African actor — coached Pistorius for his appearance in the courtroom drama.
The South African athlete's current murder trial is both captivating and horrifying. Ever been fixated on any trials or criminal cases? Read more
A top pathologist hired by Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius to testify at his murder trial has dropped out of the case, in one of the biggest signs yet that the athlete's defense may be doomed. Agence France Presse reports that Reggie...Show More Summary
In its’ final session prior to a two-week break, the Oscar Pistorius murder trial Thursday saw the prosecution cast doubt on the credibility of a forensic expert who testified for… READ ON
More than seven years after the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, the prominent Novaya Gazeta journalist, a jury is hearing the case against five defendants in the killing. The suspects were first announced in 2011, but proceedings did not begin until July 2013, amid controversy. Three of the current defendants...
(PRETORIA, South Africa) — The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense’s forensic experts. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel was questioning materials...Show More Summary
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defe...
The Oscar Pistorius murder trial in the death of Reeva Steenkamp won’t move forward for another two weeks after Thursday, as Judge Thokozile Masipa Wednesday called for an adjournment in… READ ON
South African Paralympics medalist Oscar Pistorius has pled not guilty to the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in what South Africans are calling their "trial of the century."
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert...Show More Summary
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Wrapping up five days of relentless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial, the chief prosecutor insisted Tuesday that he intentionally shot his girlfriend to death after they argued and — in a final exchange — urged the Olympic athlete to take responsibility for the Valentine's Day killing.
AFP/Getty Images JOHANNESBURG—The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius questioned the South African star for a final time on Tuesday, homing in on alleged inconsistencies in the South African runner’s testimony as he sought...Show More Summary
On the day the grueling cross-examination process wrapped up, the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa‘s Pretoria court Tuesday hit another watermark of uncomfortable tension, as the paralympian read… READ ON