Oscar Pistorius (centre) is surrounded by security personnel as he leaves the High Court after the third day of his murder trial, in Pretoria, South Africa on March 5th, 2014. File photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

The televising of the Oscar Pistorius trial turned coverage of the case into something very like a major sporting event, the conference of the Bar Cou(...)

June Steekamp (centre), the late Reeva Steenkamp’s mother is seen prior to the appeal by the state against Pistorius man slighter charges at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, South AfricaPhotograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal is considering whether to convict Oscar Pistorius of murder for killing his girlfriend, uphold a lower court’s (...)

On the fourth day of Oscar Pistorius’s sentencing hearing, Zach Modise, who has worked in the prison service for 35 years, was questioned by the defence about conditions at Pretoria Central Prison, a likely destination for Pistorius. Photograph:  Alon Skuy/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa’s toughest prisons if the double amputee Olympic track star is sentenced(...)

Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

As an emotionless Oscar Pistorius was yesterday found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on St Valentine’(...)

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (C) is escorted out of North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, South Africa, after another day of his ongoing trial in which he is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Ishaan Haffejee/EPA.

The defence team for Oscar Pistorius plans to close its case after its last witness completed his testimony at the murder trial today, a lawyer said.T(...)

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/EPA

Oscar Pistorius is severely traumatised after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will become an increasing suicide risk unless he continues to get(...)

Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday.

A South African court has ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness – a move that could deter(...)

Oscar Pistorius outside court today. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that a mental assessment would ensure that Pistorius gets a fair trial. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A South African court today ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness, further delaying a mur(...)

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June Steenkamp, sat in court today during the trial of Oscar Pistorius.  Photograph: Daniel Born/Reuters

Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered an adjournment at the Oscar Pistorius trial and said she would rule on Mr Nel’s request tomorrow morning.The prosecutor(...)

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. The athlete is on trial charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Reuters/Kim Ludbrook/Pool

Oscar Pistorius‘s lawyers started the final push of their bid to undermine the prosecution‘s case that the Paralympic gold medallist murdered his gir(...)