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Cult of the Celebrity

Here's an interesting article by Matthew Syed writing in The Times which looks at the rise and fall of Oscar Pistorius from a sporting point of view. I think it's right to point out that this celebrity business does tend to bring out...Show More Summary

Judge in Oscar Pistorius trial facing criticism, praise over verdict

On Friday, South African judge Thokozile Masipa found double-amputee track athlete Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide — the equivalent of manslaughter — after ruling that prosecutors failed to prove that Pistorius committed homicide in the 2013 shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Since then, a number of South African legal scholars have questioned the […]

Celebrity Justice

The story's not quite over yet, but Oscar Pistorius seems likely to try and cash in on his notoriety by writing a book about his trial and conviction for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, with a high powered hand gun. I don'tShow More Summary

Oscar Pistorius can compete again, South African Olympic committee says

Oscar Pistorius has been cleared to represent his country on the track again, the South African Olympic committee said (via the Guardian). The news comes just three days after the racer was found guilty of the “culpable homicide” of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in the South African court system. “As he stands right now, he’s free […]

Oscar Pistorius Could Reportedly Still Compete as Sprinter

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Oscar Pistorius was recently convicted of culpable homicide in the death of his girlfriend, but according to South African law, he could technically still compete in that thing he's famous for.

Oscar Pistorius’ Agent Denies Memoir

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter who was found guilty of culpable homicide after shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is not writing a memoir about the experience. Pistorius’ agent Peet Van Zyl has denied that his client is working on a memoir after Van Zyl was quoted in The Observer mentioning such a project. Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius is NOT writing a tell-all book about the night he fatally shot his girlfriend: manager

On second thought, Oscar Pistorius is NOT going to write about the night he fatally shot his girlfriend.

Pistorius Can Compete in Olympics, Is Writing Book

Things are really looking up for Oscar Pistorius: Now that he's been been found guilty only of culpable homicide, not murder, in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the South African Olympic committee says he can still represent the country in the Games, so long as doing so wouldn't...

Abuse In The Public Eye, Ctd

With the Oscar Pistorius verdict reached (and seen above), many are comparing the case to the Ray Rice incident, including Charlayne Hunter-Gault: Of course, it’s a coincidence that these two cases are in the public eye at the same moment, thousands of miles apart. No, Ray Rice did not kill his fiancée; he knocked her […]

Oscar Pistorius free to run again, SA Olympic committee says

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

If he avoids a lengthy prison term, "Blade Runner" could possibly compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Oscar Pistorius Will Be Allowed To Compete In The Paralympics After He Serves His Punishment

When he finishes serving his punishment for culpable murder, Oscar Pistorius will be able to compete in the Paralympics again, according to the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. Craig Spence, spokesperson for the IPC gave the...Show More Summary

Pistorius Faces 15 Years in Prison After Manslaughter Conviction

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty Friday of a manslaughter charge that carries a potential penalty ranging from a fine up to 15 years in prison, capping a trial that chronicled the high life and swift fall of a disabled South African hero who shot and killed his girlfriend through a locked bathroom door.

Murder Acquittal of Pistorius Surprises Some South Africa Legal Experts

The murder acquittal for Oscar Pistorius in the killing of his girlfriend surprised some legal experts, disappointed prosecutors and reinforced the perception among some ordinary South Africans that justice in the country favors the rich and famous.

Oscar Pistorius free to compete for South Africa

Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.

Pistorius Could Still Compete For S. Africa In Olympics

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a jail term, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete, says the head of South Africa's Olympic committee.

Book News: Oscar Pistorius To Write A Memoir, His Agent Says

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

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Reeva Steenkamp: To the living we owe respect but to the dead we owe only the truth

Saturday, September 13, 2014 Good afternoon: The Guardian is reporting today: The parents of Reeva Steenkamp expressed anger and disbelief on Friday after Oscar Pistorius was formally acquitted of their daughter’s murder, insisting: “Justice was not served.” Amid growing discontent in South Africa at the verdict, the Steenkamps criticised judge Thokozile Masipa for being too [...]

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial Case Update: Accused Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

27-year-old Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide after fatally shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door on a Valentines day of 2013.

Oscar Pistorius to write book about shooting girlfriend

After the trial, comes the book. Oscar Pistorius is planning to write a book giving his side of the story about the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, his manager has said.

The Wrong Call

If you ask me people have been far to kind about the judge presiding over the Oscar Pistorius trial, Thokozile Masipa. Because her reasoning for deciding that Pistorius was 'not guilty' of second degree murder seems badly flawed to me,...Show More Summary

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