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Oscar Pistorius

South Africa's Supreme Court Of Appeal To Hear Pistorius Case

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison for good behavior on Aug. 21 and go under house arrest after serving just 10 months...

Oscar Pistorius Is Going To Be Released From Prison After Just 10 Months

AP | By LYNSEY CHUTEL and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 06.09.2015 | Sports

Reminder: Pistorius killed his girlfriend.

Judge: Prosecuters Can Appeal Pistorius Verdict

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius again faces the possibility of a murder conviction after a South African judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors ...

Judge: Prosecutors May Appeal Pistorius' Acquittal On Murder Charges

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 02.08.2015 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius again faces the possibility of a murder conviction after a South African judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors ...

Why Not So Serious?

Morgan Levy | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen
Morgan Levy

There is a fine blurred line between humor and taking it too far, a line which members of our society today continue to cross.

Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

Date For Pistorius' Appeal Hearing Set

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 11.10.2014 | Sports

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday their application to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' manslaughter conviction and five-year...

South African Prosecutors To Appeal Pistorius Verdict, Sentence

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The South African prosecution authority confirmed on Tuesday it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide v...

Prosecutors To Appeal Pistorius Verdict, Sentence

AP | Posted 12.27.2014 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority says prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar P...

Domestic Violence Survivors Decry ‘Disgusting' Coverage Of Oscar Pistorius

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

This past week, the media was set ablaze when South African runner Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Re...

Here Was What Oscar Pistorius' First Day In Jail Was Like

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital,...

Steenkamp Lawyer: 'Justice Was Served'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.21.2014 | Sports

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp were satisfied with the five-year prison sentence received by Oscar Pistorius, according to a family lawyer. Revealed b...

Pistorius Begins 5-Year Prison Term, Could Be Out After 10 Months

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 12.21.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence...

Pistorius Banned From Paralympic Events For 5 Years

AP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence. ...

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced in South Africa today to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his then-girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp....

Prosecutor Wants 10 Years In Prison For Pistorius

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 12.17.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for ...

'You Can't Get Away With This'

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reev...

Reeva Steenkamp's Cousin Breaks Down During Pistorius Hearing

AP | By GERALD IMRAY and ROB CELLIERS | Posted 12.15.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Reeva Steenkamp's cousin sobbed while testifying Wednesday how she first heard on a car radio that Oscar Pistorius had...

Prosecutor: Pistorius Offered 'Blood Money' After Killing

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but they rejected it ...

Psychologist Says Oscar Pistorius Is A 'Broken Man'

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 12.13.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he lost her, his reputation, friends...

Oscar Pistorius Will Soon Learn His Fate

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 10.13.2014 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — What kind of sentence will Oscar Pistorius get for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp? South African judge Thokozile Masipa has...

Do Men Hate Women?

June Eric-Udorie | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
June Eric-Udorie

I'm not a man-hating feminist, I'm simply stating the facts -- men are so threatened by women that they are willing to go to extreme lengths to control us and hate us so the system of patriarchy thrives and continues.

Sports Is Supposed To Be An Escape From Life's Troubles, But This Week It Was The Opposite

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

Sports can sometimes provide an escape from the world's troubles. Not this week. This week, the world couldn't escape the troubles making headlines in...

Pistorius Negligent But Not Guilty of Murder: Sadly, I'm Not Shocked

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The Pistorius decision reflects a culture-wide challenge to hold accountable abusers and others who perpetrate domestic violence.

Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

AP | By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former t...