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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius must face consequences of his deed, prosecutor says as judge weighs verdict

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 07:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Pistorius murder case awaits the judge's verdict The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius wrapped up yesterday with the prosecution making a final call for the South ... that the prosecutors had only called witnesses who supported their argument and not other key people, including police officers, who he said would have undermined their case. On Thursday Nel said Pistorius had ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius told ‘snowball of lies’, prosecutor claims in closing arguments

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... of deliberately avoiding calling witnesses whose evidence would have damaged their case. Roux will give the bulk of his wrap-up today, which is expected to be the final day of a long-overrun trial. ... case, circumstantial evidence and the balance of probabilities. Nel spent the morning session trying to pick apart what he says is the contradictory evidence provided by Pistorius. During his ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius in night club altercation days after his lawyers wrap up defence

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 07:13pm by Reuters

    ... hot-head who often lost his temper and who killed Steenkamp in a fit of rage after an argument. The case was adjourned until Aug. 7 to allow the legal teams to prepare closing arguments. Judge ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Defence team wraps up case in Oscar Pistorius murder trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:30pm by Reuters, AP

    ... wrapped up its case in the murder trial of the Olympic and Paralympic athlete on Tuesday and the court adjourned for a month to allow the legal teams to prepare and submit their closing arguments. ... through a closed toilet door in his home. “We close the case for the defence,” said Roux. Some witnesses did not want to testify for the defence because of publicity surrounding the case, he said, ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius reports to psychiatric hospital for court-ordered tests

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the new couple. The state argues that the murder was premeditated, a charge that could see him sentenced to life in prison if found guilty. The case was last week postponed until June 30, while ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius introduced Reeva Steenkamp as fiancée a week before shooting, murder trial told

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:47pm by AFP

    ... that the Valentine's Day shooting came after a row between the couple. The case continues. ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Burglars raped my wife, reveals South African President Jacob Zuma

    Posted May 06th 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... at Nkandla has not been a theoretical issue. Further, there was a court case about it. So those who say you need security, it's not because it's just a normal thing. Two serious incidents ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius murder trial resumes with defence calling fourth witness

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:37pm

    ... the double-amputee athlete’s case that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year. The trial moved into its seventh week with testimony from Johan Stander, the first person Pistorius says he phoned after ... as he was cross-examined by the chief prosecutor. Two defence experts also had their evidence undermined by prosecutor Gerrie Nel at the start of the defence’s case. Pistorius is charged ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius blow as star pathologist refuses to testify at murder trial

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:21am by AFP

    ... post-mortem findings support key parts of the prosecution's case. Perumal has appeared in many high-profile cases in South Africa, where a private pathologist can cost upwards of US$2,000 a day. ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Defence has to overcome Pistorius’ evasive and contradictory testimony

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:52pm by GDN

    ... of Steenkamp's death has always been seen as a poignant element in a case already replete with noirish twists. On February 13 the blonde model had tweeted: "What do you have up your sleeve for your ... you" to one another. But the defence has many more hills to climb. Winding up his cross-examination, Nel put the state's case in a nutshell for the first time. He said Steenkamp ate around ...




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