Reeva Steenkamp

'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 ...

'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...

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.

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...

'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...

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...