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Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Pr...
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'Terrified Screaming'

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp argued fiercely in the turbulent weeks before he killed her, and the athlete's girlfriend told him she was sometimes scared by his behaviou...
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Pistorius Should Not Be the Face of Violence in South Africa

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.
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BREAKING HIS SILENCE

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 from his heart.The double-amputee runner, who has liv...
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Out-Of-Court Settlement?

JOHANNESBURG - The families of Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend are in contact, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday.The communication between the two families is over a possibl...
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Indicted For Murder

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was indicted Monday on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian's girlfriend on Valentine's...
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'Perhaps I Can Forgive Him One Day'

JOHANNESBURG - Far from the courtroom drama that has gripped South Africa, the family of Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend has struggled with its own private deluge of grief, frustration and bewilderm...
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This Is What I'd Ask Oscar Pistorius

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?