Oscar Pistorius

'Reeva Died While I Was Holding Her'

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a ...

'I Sat Over Reeva And I Cried'

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cellphone photos with Reeva Steenkamp ...

'I Was Trying To Protect Reeva'

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - His voice shaking, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday for the first time, testifying that he was trying to protect...

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...

The Tale Of The Text Messages

CP | Carley Petesch And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defence attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested ...

'Terrified Screaming'

CP | Christopher Torchia And Carley Petesch, The Associated Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp argued fiercely in the turbulent weeks before he killed her, and the athlete's girlfriend...

Girlfriend Was Standing When First Bullet Hit

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend was standing in a toilet cubicle and facing the closed door when she was hit in the right hip by ...

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,...

PISTORIUS TRIAL: The Cricket Bat And The Bathroom Door

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - Kneeling, a South African police officer on Wednesday swung a cricket bat at a toilet door erected in the courtroom at Oscar ...

Pistorius Should Not Be the Face of Violence in South Africa

Dariusz Dziewanski | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada
Dariusz Dziewanski

In South Africa violence is present and disregarded across the country. The victims of this violence are black, coloured, Indian, and white, women and men, rich and poor, famous and unknown. While the stories of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp deserve attention, there are other poignant personal histories across this spectrum of experience that are ignored, and have been ignored for decades. Surely such stories deserve real attention as well. Not a matter-of-fact reporting of time, place, and cause of death, but real attention; in narratives as penetrating and rich as is necessitated by the lives they represent.

Murder Trial Interrupted

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - For two days, the witness in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius kept her composure. Then, just as her testimony was about to...

Pistorius Pleads Not Guilty

CP | Gerald Imray And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial testified Monday to hearing a woman's "blood-curdling" screams before t...

BREAKING HIS SILENCE

CP | Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada

JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic athlete who faces a murder trial next month, marked Valentine's Day with what he said were a few words fro...

Out-Of-Court Settlement?

CP | Gerald Imray, The Associated Press | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada

JOHANNESBURG - The families of Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend are in contact, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday.The commun...

Indicted For Murder

CP | Gerald Imray, The Associated Press | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was indicted Monday on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the d...

Pistorius Brother Faces Culpable Homicide Charge

CP | Raf Casert, The Associated Press | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada

JOHANNESBURG - The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday with the news that his older brother, Carl, ...

'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 ...

SavvyMom Roundup: Strangers Slapping Babies?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This past week was both busy and relaxing -- what with V-Day, a short work week and a four day weekend to keep the kids busy. Oscar shocking, strangers slapping babies and some great new snack ideas were all things that caught my attention this week.

'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...

'Blade Runner' Makes It To Semifinals

CP | Eddie Pells, The Associated Press | Posted 10.04.2012 | Canada

LONDON - It began with a smile at the starting line.Moments later, Oscar Pistorius took off and the click-click-clicking of carbon on the track was al...