South Africa's Supreme Court heard on Friday that the six year sentence handed to disabled athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was “shockingly lenient." Andrea Johnson, a state prosecutor leading...Show More Summary
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's state prosecutors told the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Friday the six-year sentence for murder handed to Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was "shockingly lenient" and asked for the right to launch an appeal.
A judge "overemphasized" Oscar Pistorius' disability and was far too lenient on the double-amputee athlete, prosecutors said Friday as they tried to convince a South African court to more than … Click to Continue »
Prosecutors appeal to South Africa's Supreme Court, hoping to overturn ex-Paralympic star's murder sentence
South African prosecutors will argue Friday for Oscar Pistorius to be given a longer jail sentence, saying the six years he is serving for the murder of his girlfriend was "shockingly low". The National Prosecution Authority will present its case to a one-day hearing at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein. Show More Summary
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The family of jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius said Tuesday that it would pursue legal action over a coming US film about his murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In a statement, the Pistorius family said neither it nor...Show More Summary
"The 'film' was made with blatant disregard of both the Steenkamp and Pistorius families, as well as complete disregard for Reeva and Oscar," read the family's statement.
As reported by Deadline, Lifetime has greenlit a TV movie about Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic champion and convicted murderer who became known as the “Blade Runner” because of his advanced prosthetic legs. In 2014, Pistorius was convicted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day… Read more...
Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer, a movie about the famed Paralympic gold medalist sprint runner turned convicted murderer, has been greenlit by Lifetime for a November premiere. Written by Amber Benson and co-produced by ThinkFactory...Show More Summary
South African prosecutors wanted Oscar Pistorius to spend 15 years in jail for the 2013 murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A judge ended up sentencing him in July 2016 to just six, and now state prosecutors are appealing in a quest to make his "shockingly low" sentence less so. Reuters...
Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer … Click to Continue »
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) will hear the state's appeal against Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence on Nov. 3, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Tues...
Reeva Steenkamp, 29, had been in a relationship with Pistorius for nearly three months when he shot her four times through a locked bathroom door on Valentine’s Day in 2013, mistaking her for an intruder.
Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was discharged from hospital on Friday after being kept in overnight under observation, an official said, after local media reported he was suffering chest pains. "He has been discharged and is back in the facility," Logan Maistry, spokesman for the department of correctional services, told AFP. Show More Summary
Oscar Pistorius—the former Olympian currently in prison for the murder of his girlfriend—was hospitalized Thursday, with prison personnel initially worried he was showing the symptoms of a heart attack, USA Today reports. While South Africa's Correctional Services stated Pistorius was hospitalized with a possible heart condition, a spokesperson...
The double-amputee Olympic runner is serving a six-year term for killing his girlfriend.