Olympic athlete oscar pistorius has been found guilty of murder after a south african appeals court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict pistorius killed his girlfriend reeva steenkamp in february 2013 after shooting four times through a locked toilet door he is currently under house arrest. Oscar pistorius ' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by south africa's supreme court of appeal on friday, a decision that more than doubled the olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend reeva steenkamp in an announcement that took a matter of minutes, justice. South african paralympic athlete oscar pistorius is arrested over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend and is due to appear in court to face charges, local media say. Graphic pictures of reeva steenkamp's dead body after she was killed by her boyfriend oscar pistorius have been released to the public following a request from her family that they wanted the world to see the images as a warning to anyone thinking of using firearms. By ceren senkul, news reporter oscar pistorius has had his sentence increased from six years to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. Oscar pistorius, the double-amputee who dazzled the world by running in the 2012 olympics on blade-like prosthetic legs, was sentenced to 6 years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp fifteen years is the minimum sentence for murder under south african law unless. The court increased the sentence saying pistorius didn't explain why he fired the gun and does not appreciate the gravity of his actions.
Oscar pistorius filed an appeal to challenge his prison sentence which was doubled in november for the murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. Oscar pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder of girlfriend reeva steenkamp. Double-amputee olympic sprinter oscar pistorius, once a global was locked inside a south african jail for the vicious valentine's day murder of his gorgeous model girlfriend gun-loving pistorius the prior attacks occurred in the same home where steenkamp was killed. The world was shocked when paralympian oscar pistorius was arrested in 2013, accused - and later convicted - of killing his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp here we look at how the two got together and what happened on that fateful night in pistorius' flat in pretoria, south africa, 5 years on from. (cnn)reeva steenkamp can now rest in peace, her family said friday, after a south african high court more than doubled oscar pistorius' sentence for her killing the supreme court of appeal increased his sentence to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, steenkamp it issued. The prosecution pounded oscar pistorius with a withering cross-examination today pistorius prosecutor: 'say i shot and killed her' asked as he initiated his cross-examination of the six-time paralympic gold medalistaccused of killing his 29-year-old girlfriend.
Pretoria, south africa paralympic superstar oscar pistorius was charged thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in south africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the blade runner for his high-tech artificial legs reeva steenkamp, a model. Oscar pistorius has had his shockingly lenient six-year jail sentence for murdering his model girlfriend increased to 13 years pistorius, who had both his legs amputated below the knee when he was a baby, claims he killed his girlfriend.
Oscar pistorius - the blade runner who made history last year as the first paralympian to compete in the able-bodied olympics - was charged with murder thursday after his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp, was found shot dead inside his home in south africa police said steenkamp was shot. After his sentencing hearing last week, convicted murderer oscar pistorius was mistakenly ushered to a vehicle carrying barry steenkamp, father of reeva, the girlfriend he killed. Oscar pistorius has insisted he killed reeva steenkamp by accident but could not explain why he pulled the trigger photograph: siphiwe sibeko/reuters oscar pistorius admitted on thursday that he had no reason to fire the shots that killed his girlfriend as a prosecutor called him a liar who.
Blade runner oscar pistorius charged with murder in shooting death of girlfriend by & by alexis l loinaz | thu, feb 14, 2013 7:15 am share was believed to be the 26-year-old athlete's girlfriend, and pistorius purportedly mistook her for an intruder when he allegedly opened. Olympic athlete oscar pistorius was charged with murder after he shot and killed his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, in his home in pretoria, south africa, on valentine's day in 2013 after a lengthy trial, which started in march, pistorius was acquitted on the murder charges but convicted on a lesser charge of culpable homicide. Powerful drama, today, in the trial of olympic athlete oscar pistorius for the first time, graphic photos of his girlfriend, killed by his gunfire. Pistorius' sentence more than doubled slain girlfriend's family calls it 'justice' paralympian killed girlfriend in 2013.
Oscar pistorius, the paralympic star and inspiration to millions around the world, was contemplating his future from a police cell on thursday night after being charged with murdering his girlfriend (video) in a drama that stunned south africa and admirers abroad, pistorius allegedly fired four.
Pistorius' girlfriend reeva steenkamp was said to have been killed with a 9mm pistol owned by the athlete [reuters. Pistorius's prison sentence for murdering girlfriend reeva steenkamp in 2013 has been reportedly extended to 15 years, minus time served. Paralympian oscar pistorius was charged on thursday with murdering his girlfriend accor. South african media are reporting that olympian oscar pistorius is appealing his recently lengthened prison sentence for the murder of girlfriend reeva steenkamp. Reeva steenkamp, the girlfriend of oscar pistorius was shot and killed thursday. Oscar pistorius goes to trial for killing girlfriend oscar pistorius goes to trial for killing girlfriend the they are options that must be weighed by judge thokozile masipa when she decides whether to convict on murder, acquit, or find pistorius guilty of a lesser offense of. Oscar pistorius did not intentionally kill his girlfriend in a 2013 shooting, a south african judge ruled - but he could still be convicted of culpable homicide, she said in today's verdict proceedings.
Oscar pistorius killed his girlfriend three years ago today - but what happens to the disgraced athlete now the long running saga has seen many legal twists and turns - and it's set to continue this year. Oscar pistorius sent this long, apologetic text to his girlfriend 3 weeks before he killed her. Oscar leonard carl pistorius (/ p ɪ s ˈ t ɔːr i ə s / afrikaans pronunciation: [pisˈtɔrjus] born 22 november 1986) is a south african former sprint runner who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend in 2013 both of pistorius's legs had been amputated below the knees when he was 11 months old pistorius ran in non-disabled sprint.