Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius Set To Take The Stand This Week

CP | Gerald Imray, The Associated Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - More than a year after he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius is expected to finally answer questions about why he shot Re...

Evidence Was Moved, Defence Contends

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - Standing with his arms straight out in front of him and gripping an imaginary pistol in court, a South African police ballist...

'A Great Love And Enthusiasm For Guns'

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius once said he mistook the sound of a washing machine for an intruder and went into "combat mode" in his house,...

'Trail Of Blood Up The Stairs'

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - Blood on the stairs, walls and furniture, a cocked 9 mm pistol, bloody towels, fallen wall tiles. Like pieces of an unfinishe...

'Perhaps I Can Forgive Him One Day'

CP | Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada

JOHANNESBURG - Far from the courtroom drama that has gripped South Africa, the family of Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend has struggled with its own ...

This Is What I'd Ask Oscar Pistorius

Ike Awgu | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Sports
Ike Awgu

By now most of you are familiar with the tragic Valentine's day killing of Reeva Steenkamp by Oscar Pistorius, South Africa's famed "Blade Runner." Pistorius's claim that he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for a burglar, shooting her through a bathroom door, has left me full of questions. He knew that his girlfriend was in the house -- she had fallen asleep in the bed beside him. Why then he did not first assume what seems most rational -- that it was his girlfriend in the bathroom making the noise? Why didn't he verify that his girlfriend was not safe in bed beside him? Or even turn on a single light?

'Why Did He Do This?' Asks Girlfriend's Mom

CP | Gerald Imray And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada

JOHANNESBURG - The family of Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend wants answers, her mother told a Johannesburg newspaper, as South Africans braced to he...

The Week in Review: Let's Leave Brazeau and Pistorius Cases to the Courts

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This week saw an odd juxtaposition: The too-cute images of idealized love and prezzies for your sweet (brought to you care of Valentine's Day) sat side by side with grim speculation about violence visited upon one intimate by another in the Patrick Brazeau and Oscar Pistorius cases. With any allegation of a despicable act, public reproach follows -- but the judgment seems particularly swift when the incident involves suspected domestic abuse. Let's hope our well-founded indignation at violence against women doesn't supersede our equally laudable tradition of considering an individual innocent until proven guilty.

Blade Runner Charged With Murder

The Huffington Post Canada | Brodie Fenlon | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic athlete better known as "Blade Runner," was charged with murder Thursday in the shooting death of his girlfriend. A do...