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Oscar Pistorius Trial Update: Witnesses Traumatized, Felt 'Attacked' on the Stand

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has several witnesses ranging from academics, experts and ordinary citizens, and now one of them is sharing what it feels like to be up on the witness stand.

Pistorius's brother makes 'miraculous recovery'

Oscar Pistorius's older brother Carl has made a "miraculous recovery" after being involved in a serious road crash earlier this month, a family spokeswoman said Tuesday. These included lacerations to his heart and liver and he also went into respiratory failure," Anneliese Burgess said. Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius' brother discharged from hospital ICU

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' brother is recovering and has been discharged from a hospital intensive care unit after suffering internal injuries in a car crash and going into respiratory failure, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family said Tuesday.

Pistorius brother out of ICU after car crash

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — A family spokeswoman says Oscar Pistorius' brother has been discharged from a hospital intensive care unit after suffering internal injuries and going into respiratory failure following a car crash.

These Reinvented Running Blades Could Let More Paralympians Into The Olympics

Oscar Pistorius was just the start: Engineers and designers have created a next-gen technology that comes even closer to mimicking the human running process. And it might help send Blake Leeper to the next games. When amputee athletes...Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting. Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius: Closing Arguments End, Ruling 9/11

Closing arguments have ended in the Oscar Pistorius trial. The judge will issue her ruling on September 11. You can listen to the arguments on Soundcloud here. The defense said it comes down the 20 seconds where he was standing at the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Judge: Pistorius verdict to be issued Sept. 11

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

South African judge to rule next month in murder case against double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius for fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius murder trial judge to decide case Sept. 11

The finish line in the marathon Oscar Pistorius murder trial is in sight as the judge will deliver her verdict on, of all days, Sept. 11.

Defense Likens Pistorius to Abused Wife

Oscar Pistorius will know next month whether he's going to prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Closing arguments finished today, and Judge Thokozile Masipa said she would announce her verdict on Sept. 11, the AP reports. After prosecutor Gerrie Nel ripped into the defense's case yesterday, Pistorius' lawyer took to...

Defense says Pistorius was in a vulnerable state when he fired

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius should never have been charged with murder, but at most negligent killing, his lawyer Barry Roux told Pretoria’s High Court on Friday during closing arguments.

Pistorius’s Lawyer Plays up Sprinter’s Insecurities in Closing Arguments

Oscar Pistorius' lawyer emphasized the double-amputee sprinter's vulnerabilities in his closing argument Friday, bringing to an end a murder trial that has highlighted South Africa's struggles with crime and domestic violence.

"He has an exaggerated response to danger"

3 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

In closing arguments at murder trial, former Olympian Oscar Pistorius' defense team again portrays him as a vulnerable victim of his own anxiety

WATCH LIVE: Oscar Pistorius Trial – Closing Arguments

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

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."

Prosecution presents closing argument in Oscar Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius’ claim that he killed his girlfriend by mistake is a “snowball of lies,” a South African prosecutor charged Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius Final Arguments Begin, Prosecutor Rips Athlete — & His Defense — For Conduct In Trial

Oscar Pistorius was dubbed an “appalling witness” by prosecutor Gerrie Nel as closing arguments in his murder trial commenced in South Africa Thursday. Nel ripped both the paralympian,… READ ON

Pistorius Accused of Dropping ‘Baton of Truth’ as Murder Trial Nears End

A South African prosecutor on Thursday said Oscar Pistorius had dropped “the baton of truth” in his murder-trial testimony, concluding his case that the double-amputee sprinter meant to shoot his girlfriend through a locked bathroom door on Valentine's Day last year. WSJ's Patrick McGroarty reports from the courtroom on WSJ Live.

140 Law - Leading Legal Headlines for Thursday, August 7, 2014

Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, August 7, 2014: Closing arguments in Oscar Pistorius murder trial begin Missouri inmate executed after Supreme Court denies stay Connecticut lawyer’s suspension...Show More Summary

Prosecutor Rips Pistorius Case: He Meant 'to Kill'

The prosecution is laying out its closing arguments in Oscar Pistorius' months-long murder trial today, with the defense expected to wrap things up tomorrow. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, known as "the pitbull," began by ripping into Pistorius' claims that he acted in self-defense when shooting Reeva Steenkamp—who Pistorius says he...

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