Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius arrives in the Pretoria High Court for sentencing on October 21, 2014, in South Africa.  (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years For Killing Girlfriend

The double-amputee Olympic athlete was sentenced Tuesday by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times.


Oscar Pistorius speaks with his uncle Arnold Pistorius during his trial at the Pretoria High Court on September 12, 2014. (Photo by Alon Skuy/The Times-Pool/Gallo Image/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Girlfriend’s Death

Unlike many other times during the trial that began in March, Pistorius showed no emotion as he stood in his dark suit with his hands crossed in front of him.


Oscar Pistorius sits in the Pretoria High Court on September 11, 2014, in South Africa. (Photo Kim Ludbrook/ - Pool/EPA/Gallo Image/Getty Images)

Judge: Pistorius Prosecutors Failed To Prove Murder

Judge Thokozile Masipa said there were “just not enough facts” to support the finding of premeditated murder in Reeva Steenkamp’s fatal shooting.


Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24Gallo Images/Getty Images)

High Drama At Pistorius Murder Trial As Cross-Examination Concludes

Pistorius steered away from a direct response to the prosecutor’s invitation to take the blame for Reeva Steenkamp’s killing, saying only that he opened fire because he believed his life was under threat.


Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during a hearing on the sixth day of his trial for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, on March 10, 2014 at the high court in Pretoria. (Photo credit should read SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Vomits During Graphic Testimony At Murder Trial

Oscar Pistorius vomited in the dock and retched repeatedly and loudly at his murder trial Monday as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girlfriend he shot.


Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court (Photo by Herman Verwey/Foto24Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Witness Describes ‘Blood-Curdling’ Screams As Pistorius Murder Trial Begins

Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius’ gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp.


Aimee Pistorius (L) is comforted by Theo Pistorius (R) prior to the indictment hearing for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius at Pretoria Magistrates Court on August 19, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial To Have Own TV Channel

Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial will have a dedicated 24-hour television channel in South Africa, the country’s top cable provider said Wednesday, promising “round-the-clock” coverage of one of the blockbuster stories of the year.


Oscar Pistorius in court on Feb. 22, 2013 (credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius’ Bail Restrictions Eased; Will He Run At Worlds?

Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on Thursday as he upheld the Olympic athlete’s appeal against some of his bail restrictions.


Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius (credit: WALDO SWIEGERS/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Plans Personal Memorial Service For Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius planned a personal memorial service on Tuesday for Reeva Steenkamp, the 29-year-old model he shot at his home on Valentine’s Day.


Carl Pistorius  (ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pistorius’ Older Brother Faces Culpable Homicide Charge

The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday with the news that his older brother, Carl, is himself facing charges for the death of a woman in a traffic accident.


Oscar Pistorius (credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail Pending Murder Trial

Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair made the ruling Friday after four days of arguments from prosecution and defense in Pistorius’ bail hearing, and after spending about one hour and 45 minutes announcing his decision.


Oscar Pistorius in court on Feb. 22, 2013 (credit: ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

Twist In Pistorius Case As Lead Investigator Faces Attempted Murder Charges

South Africa’s top detective was appointed lead investigator in the Oscar Pistorius case Thursday, replacing a veteran policeman who was charged with attempted murder in the latest shock development to hit a case being watched closely by the nation.


Oscar Pistorius (credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Applied For Firearm Licenses For 6 More Guns Prior To Shooting

Oscar Pistorius applied for firearm licenses for six more guns weeks before the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp inside his house.


Oscar Pistorius (credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius Says He Shot Girlfriend To Death, Thinking She Was A Robber

The double amputee said in an affidavit read by his lawyer at his bail hearing that he felt vulnerable because he did not have on his prosthetic legs when he pumped bullets into the locked bathroom door.


Oscar Pistorius (C) leaves the Boshkop police station on February 14, 2013 in Pretoria East, South Africa, to be taken into police custody after allegedly shooting dead his model girlfriend. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius’ Fall Affects Us All

Our sport’s icons, those whose successful careers push them to the top of that recognition sphere, are shocking and disappointing us at a rapid pace these days.