Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during a hearing at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa on Monday.  The former Paralympian appeared briefly in court where a judge scheduled five days in June to determine his sentence for the conviction of murdering his girlfriend. Photograph: Marco Longari/Pool Photo via AP

Disgraced Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced in June for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, after his origina(...)

 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(...)

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius cannot challenge his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a spokesman for the prosecuting authorities said on Thursday. Photograph:Alon Skuy /Reuters

South Africa’s constitutional court has rejected Olympian Oscar Pisitorius’ right to appeal against his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva (...)

Oscar Pistorius is seeking to appeal his murder conviction for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Herman Verwey/AFP/Getty Images.

Oscar Pistorius is seeking to appeal his murder conviction for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete’s legal team has asked South Af(...)

Oscar Pistorius: “This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.”

‘This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions,” said the judge in South Africa. “A young man overcomes huge physical disabilities (...)

June Steenkamp (centre) the mother of Reeve Steenkamp, is comforted as appeals court judge Eric Leach delivers his verdict, during the appeals court hearing, in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Thursday.  Photograph: AP

South Africa’s supreme court of appeal has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder, marking another dramatic day in a case that has gripped the world f(...)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius will return to jail after an appeal to his conviction of culpable homicide was dismissed. Photograph: Reuters/Files/Siphiwe Sibeko

Oscar Pistorius has had his conviction of culpable homicide changed to murder for the killing of his girlfriend on Valentine’s day in 2013. A South A(...)

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 (...)

Pistorius family spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess speaking to   media outside the home of Oscar Pistorius’s uncle, Arthur, where the athlete is to live under house arrest. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Prison authorities in South Africa have denied that Oscar Pistorius’s early release from prison on Monday evening amounted to the Paralympian receiv(...)

Oscar Pistorius during his trial in Pretoria. Pistorius will be released on parole next week after serving one year of his five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Daniel Born/AFP/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole on October 20th, about a year after he was sentenced to five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenka(...)