Posts tagged "oscar pistorius"

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to (a paltry) five years in jail for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide. [Us Weekly]
Jill Duggar and her husband are expecting a son, the first of what I’m sure will be a boatload of kids. [People]
Many celebritie…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

A South African judge found Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide (equivalent to manslaughter) in the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot her to death in his home on Valentine’s Day 2013; he claimed that he thought intruders were in his home. Yesterday, the same judge acquitted Pistorius of premeditated…

Jessica Wakeman / September 12, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Acquitted Of Premeditated Murder

Today, South African paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of premediated murder for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year. The judge said it could not be proved that Pistorius intended to kill Steenkamp; he has maintained that he accidentally shot her because thought intruders were in his home. Pistorius wa…

Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014

Reeva Steenkamp’s Texts To Oscar Pistorius Weeks Before He Killed Her Are Totally Disturbing: “I’m Scared Of You Sometimes”

Today the prosecution rested its case in the trial of South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 29, on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Steenkamp, a model, was found shot several times through the locked bathroom door in Pistorius’ home; he claimed that he accidentally shot her, thinking…

Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2014

Irish Bookies Bet On Whether Oscar Pistorius Will Be Convicted Of Murdering His Girlfriend

Irish bookies Paddy Power have a bet going on the Oscar Pistorius trial, promising “money back if he walks” — that is, if the Olympian isn’t convicted of allegedly murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day one year ago. Advocacy groups against domestic violence have called the bidding “sick” and a Change.org petitio…

Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2014

Shirtless Oscar Pistorius Covers TIME Magazine

A shirtless Oscar Pistorius is on the cover of TIME magazine regarding the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. [Mirror UK]
More uncomfortable PDA between Mary-Kate Olsen and her much-older boyfriend, Olivier Sarkozy. [Socialite Life]
Oberlin College cancelled classes today after someone wearing a KKK robe was reportedly seen on campus. [Slate]…

Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2013

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail

After days of testimony from both the prosecution and defense, a South African magistrate has granted Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius — accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp — bail. In delivering his decision, the magistrate pointed out that there are many holes in Pistorius’s defense — Pistorius admits he shot Steenkamp, but says he…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 22, 2013

Pistorius Case: Witness Heard Woman Scream, More Gunshots

Police labeled Oscar Pistorius a flight risk as his bail hearing resumed in South Africa today, reports the AP. Prosecutors, who accuse the athlete of premeditated murder, told the court that a witness heard “nonstop talking, like fighting” from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. on the night girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot, The New York Times reports. The…

Newser / February 20, 2013

Oscar Pistorius Denies Reeva Steenkamp’s Death Was Premeditated Murder

This morning, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius faced his first bail hearing regarding the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and disputed the premeditated murder charge against him. The higher charge caries the most intense bail requirements of South African law, according to The Atlantic.

Here’s an update on where the case is at…

Sarah Gray / February 19, 2013

Oscar Pistorius Accused Of Premeditated Murder

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius sobbed in court today as prosecutors accused him of planning to murder his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 30, whom he allegedly shot four times yesterday morning in his home. Former girlfriends and mothers of ex-girlfriends have been weighing in with the press, painting a disconcerting picture of Pistorius. [Sky News, NYmag.com

Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2013

Oscar Pistorius & Reeva Steenkamp: 9 Things To Know About The Couple

Oscar Pistorious, 26, a Paralympian and Olympian and inspiration to athletes around the world, was arrested today — Valentine’s Day — and charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

Police responded to a 3 a.m. call about gunshots in Pistorius’ upscale neighborhood of Silver Woods in Pretoria, South Africa, where Steenkamp, 30,…

Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2013

Olympic Athlete Oscar Pistorius Charged With Murdering Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

2012 Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, today after she was found dead after being shot four times at his home in Pretoria, South Africa. [People, US Weekly]
Hot ginge Ron Weasley, aka Rupert Grint, has been cast in a new TV show for CBS called…

Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2013