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Oscar Pistorius found guilty of ‘culpable homicide’

Escorted by police and security, Oscar Pistorius leaves the court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday. 	— AP

“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday for shooting his lover Reeva Steenkamp, but walked free on bail ahead of what could still be a stiff prison sentence.

Oscar Pistorius could get 15-year jail term

Oscar Pistorius reacts to being found guilty of culpable homicide at his trial in the High Court in Pretoria.(Photo: AFP)

Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to

‘Pistorius conduct negligent’

Oscar Pistorius weeps as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her verdict at his trial in the Pretoria high court on Thursday.	— AFP

27-year-old double-amputee now awaits decision on culpable homicide charges

Legal experts express shock at ruling

Oscar Pistorius’ father Henke (right) kisses the hand of his daughter Aimee as the verdict was delivered in Pretoria.  AFP

Lawyers and legal academics expressed surprise at the dismissal of murder charges against Oscar Pistorius Thursday, with critics saying judge Thokozile Masipa had been too lenient.

Cleared of murder, Oscar Pistorius faces homicide verdict

Oscar Pistorius faces judgement on a charge of culpable homicide. Photo: AP

Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius faces judgement on a charge of culpable homicide on Friday after being acquitted of murdering his model girlfriend in a shock decision that legal experts described as

Oscar Pistorius 'not guilty' of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's murder

South African judge dismissed the most serious charges against Oscar Pistorious. Photo: AP

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Thursday as a South African judge dismissed the most serious charges against him.

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius faces murder verdict

The judge will begin delivering her verdict on Oscar Pistorious trial on Thursday. Photo: AFP/ File

The Oscar Pistorius trial, which live television broadcasts have turned into a blend of international soap-opera and tragic TV reality show, will finally reach judgement day this week.

South Africa to evacuate rhinos from Kruger

Rhinoceros rest at the Kruger National Park near Nelspruit in South Africa.  	— AFP

Upto 500 can be relocated to curb illegal hunts for rhino horn

Oscar Pistorius’ trial ends, verdict on September 11

A verdict in the high profile murder trial of sports star Oscar Pistorius has been set for September 11, after lawyers wrapped up five months of drama-filled proceedings on Friday.

‘Pistorius an appalling witness’


Oscar Pistorius was an “appalling witness” who repeatedly lied in his testimony in a crude attempt to defend against a murder charge for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said o

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