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Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria yesterday,  on the second day of his pre-sentencing hearing. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was aggressive during his recent stint behind bars, losing patience with prison staff and verbally abusing them, a(...)

Former paralympian Oscar Pistorius appears for sentencing for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp at the Pretoria High Court, South Africa June 14th, 2016.  Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/Pool/Reuters

Oscar Pistorius must pay for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her father told a South African court on Tuesday, adding that forgiving the Par(...)

 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(...)

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