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Oscar Pistorius, the world's most famous Paralympian and the first to compete in the able-bodied Olympics, has a notoriously complex love life

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...e “just friends”. When it became clear that Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp were in fact dating, the sportsman’s then ex-Samantha Taylor said: “Oscar has such a way with women. She’s probably not the only one he’s got.” Samatha Taylor went on to tell South Africa’s City Press newspaper that “Oscar is certainly not what people think he is”. Oscar Pistorius has a history of risk taki...

Oscar Pistorius appears to be back at the track for the first time since he was charged with murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

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...his blades as he walks across a running track as his agent said his return to training was imminent. The double amputee Olympian is keen to begin training again – just weeks after he appeared weeping in court charged with the death of Reeva Steenkamp and despite facing a murder trial. The Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper printed the image of what it said was Oscar Pistorius on the front pa...

South African police believe that Oscar Pistorius may have beaten his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp with a cricket bat before shooting her

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...alerted – and told him: “There has been a terrible accident, I shot Reeva.” Justin Divaris rushed to the sportsman’s house, where he said Oscar Pistorius repeatedly told him: “My baba, I’ve killed my baba. God take me away.” While no officials would comment publicly on the case, a disturbing – though disputed – picture of what may have happened in Oscar Pistorius’ home started to emerge. Neighbors...

Oscar Pistorius has denied picking on Reeva Steenkamp, as his cross-examination continues at his murder trial in Pretoria

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...his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as his cross-examination continues at his murder trial in Pretoria. The Paralympic champion was commenting on a mobile phone message Reeva Steenkamp had sent him. The prosecution has been trying to portray Oscar Pistorius as self-obsessed and negligent with firearms. Oscar Pistorius denies murdering Reeva Steenkamp, saying he accidentally shot her dead through a do...

Boxes of steroids, testosterone and needles were found at Oscar Pistorius' home where he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead after non-stop arguing

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...a defence. Yesterday Oscar Pistorius he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder and shot her through the locked door of a toilet in his mansion home. He said he thought she was in his bed when he opened fire. “I kicked the door open, I tried to help her but she died in my arms,” he said in his first account of what happened. Oscar Pistorius sobbed uncontrollably as Barry Roux, read the athlete’s s...

Oscar Pistorius carried his dying girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp downstairs and tried to resuscitate her as he desperately attempted to save her life

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...athing when paramedics and security guards rushed to the house. But paramedics were unable to revive the model and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Sources told Beeld, the Afrikaans language newspaper, that security guards heard the shots and rushed to the house, where they saw Oscar Pistorius running down the stairs with the law graduate in his arms. Oscar Pistorius is said to be on suicide...

South African police are investigating if Oscar Pistorius may have shot dead Reeva Steenkamp in a fit of so-called steroid rage

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...ice as he could not be certain that a gun was fired. Reeva Steenkamp will be buried tomorrow – the same day Oscar Pistorius appears before Pretoria chief magistrate Desmond Nair for the start of what is expected to be a two day long bail application. Mike Steenkamp, who speaks for Reeva’s family, said: “For now, we are just focusing on getting over the funeral … on getting this p...

Oscar Pistorius, who faces murder charges over the shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has spent his first night out of custody after being granted bail

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Oscar Pistorius, who faces murder charges over the shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has spent his first night out of custody after being granted bail. At a pre-trial hearing on Friday, a Pretoria magistrate ruled the state had not made a case that the South African Paralympic champion would flee, or that he had a violent character. Oscar Pistorius, 26, denies murder, saying he shot Reeva S...

Oscar Pistorius has strongly rejected a charge that he murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp

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...ring. “Our thoughts and prayers today should be for Reeva and her family – regardless of the circumstances of this terrible, terrible tragedy,” it said. They were the first words released on behalf of Oscar Pistorius since Reeva Steenkamp was found fatally wounded at his home in the gated Silver Woods development outside the South African capital. But they gave no explanation of...

South African prosecutors have said that a witness heard "non-stop shouting" coming from Oscar Pistorius’ mansion before shots were fired early on February 14

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...d “non-stop shouting” coming from Oscar Pistorius’ mansion before shots were fired early on February 14 Oscar Pistorius claimed he was not wearing his prosthetic legs during this time, and that this made him feel “extremely vulnerable”. He says he is able to move on his stumps. Only after shooting did he realize Reeva Steenkamp was not still in his bed, the statement said....

Hilton Botha, the South African detective leading the Oscar Pistorius inquiry, is facing seven charges of attempted murder

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...ton Botha had originally been dropped but were reinstated on Wednesday by the state prosecutor after the officer had taken the stand. It is not clear whether Hilton Botha will continue working on the case. Medupe Simasiku, a spokesman for the Pistorius prosecutors, told Associated Press they were unaware of the charges and would now investigate whether the detective should remain. Oscar Pistorius...

Oscar Pistorius had good knowledge of the rules on gun use and dealing with intruders

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On the eleventh day of Oscar Pistorius trial, the court has heard from a firearm specialist that the athlete had good knowledge of the rules on gun use and dealing with intruders. Oscar Pistorius said one could discharge a firearm if one feared for one’s life. The Paralympic champion denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, saying he mistook her for an intruder. The prosec...

Photos of Oscar Pistorius’ bathroom where Reeva Steenkamp lay dying after he gunned her down through the door

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...tors believe that Oscar Pistorius, picked up his gun, strapped on his prosthetic legs and stood near the large corner bath, before taking aim at the cubicle door. The athlete shot four times and hit Reeva Steenkamp three times – it is thought she was sitting on the toilet when she was hit in the arm, head, hip and finger by bullets. The door was broken down – Oscar Pistorius claims he batter...

Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, had her promising young life cut tragically short today after she was allegedly shot dead by the Paralympian at his mansion

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Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend of “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, had her promising young life cut tragically short today after she was allegedly shot dead by the Paralympian at his mansion. Reeva Steenkamp, 29, was about to embark on the next stage of her dynamic and varied career as a TV star when she was killed in what may have been a Valentine’s Day surprise that went horribly wrong. S...

Oscar Pistorius was sent back to his cells to spend a sixth night in jail until the bail hearing begins again tomorrow morning

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...eenkamp was asleep in bed, he grabbed his gun and shouted a warning before firing four shots through the door, a judge was told. It was only then, Oscar Pistorius claims that he realized Reeva Steenkamp was not in bed. “I kicked the door open,” he said. “I tried to help her but she died in my arms.” Oscar Pistorius was sent back to his cells to spend a sixth night in jail until the bail hearing b...

Carl Pistorius, brother of South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, is also facing trial over the death of a woman

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...ffic accident, his lawyer said. The case has no relation to the charges against Oscar Pistorius over the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius – who was released on bail on Friday – denies murder. The charges against Carl Pistorius over an accident involving his car in which a woman on a motorcycle died date back to 2010 but have only just emerged, local media reports say. They...

Oscar Pistorius admits killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14 last year, but says he fired his gun after mistaking her for an intruder

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...“Now you trying to be emotional and it’s not working,” said prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Oscar Pistorius admits killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14 last year, but says he fired his gun after mistaking her for an intruder. Gerrie Nel said Oscar Pistorius had deliberately shot Reeva Steenkamp after the couple had had an argument. As the prosecutor resumed his cross-examinat...

Oscar Pistorius’ defense team says the police crime scene photographer failed to label his pictures correctly

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...on denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, saying he thought she was an intruder. The prosecution says Oscar Pistorius intentionally shot Reeva Steenkamp after an argument at his house on Valentine’s Day 2013. Photographer Bennie Van Staden was being cross-examined for the second day by defense lawyer Barry Roux on details of when and where he took some photos and what he...

The forensics expert has swung a cricket bat at a toilet door erected in the courtroom at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial

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...istorius’ murder trial in Pretoria to demonstrate key pieces of evidence. Oscar Pistorius, 27, says he mistakenly shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through the door, believing she was a burglar, then broke it down with the bat. The prosecution says the Paralympic champion tried to beat down the door and then fired the gun. Oscar Pistorius denies intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp on Feb...

Oscar Pistorius crushed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s skull with a cricket bat before shooting her dead, police have told her family

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...or’s office. In a sworn affidavit read to the bail hearing in Pretoria magistrates’ court last week, Oscar Pistorius claimed that he used the bat to break down the toilet door after the shooting, saying he had not realized his girlfriend was in the bathroom. The bloodstained bat, which is currently being examined by a police forensics team, will be key evidence when Oscar Pistorius goes on trial f...

Oscar Pistorius denies intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, saying he mistook her for an intruder

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...va Steenkamp, a model and reality TV star, was shot dead in the early hours of February 14, 2013, at Oscar Pistorius’s home in Pretoria. Oscar Pistorius denies intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, saying he mistook her for an intruder (photo AP) Kevin Lerena, a professional boxer, is the fourth witness to take the stand at the trial, which began at the High Court in Pretoria on Monday. He...

Lt. Gen Vinesh Moonoo is to take over the Oscar Pistorius inquiry amid attempted murder accusations against current lead, Detective Hilton Botha

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...tion into seven counts of attempted murder. National police commissioner Mangwashi Phiyega announced the change after a third day of testimony at Oscar Pistorius’s bail hearing. Oscar Pistorius, 26, denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29. Reeva Steenkamp died after being shot three times at Oscar Pistorius’ home on 14 February. Mangwashi Phiyega said the police had receive...

Oscar Pistorius has described the moment he fired the shots which killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home in Pretoria

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...he toilet and thought an intruder was coming out. “Before I knew it, I had fired four shots at the door,” Oscar Pistorius said. The trial of the athlete, who could face life imprisonment if convicted of murder, was adjourned until Wednesday after he broke down crying. The Paralympic athlete denies deliberately shooting Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. On his first da...

Oscar Pistorius became distraught as he was shown a photo of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the prosecution at his murder trial in Pretoria

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...ria. “It’s time that you look at it,” chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said, presenting the photo at the start of the first day of cross-examination. Oscar Pistorius, who denies murdering Reeva Steenkamp, insisted he had made a “mistake”. The athlete says he accidentally killed his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder. He told the court on Wednesday: “I mad...

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius denies deliberately shooting Reeva Steenkamp last February

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...e phones. Double amputee Oscar Pistorius denies deliberately shooting Reeva Steenkamp last February, saying he thought she was an intruder. The prosecution has now ended its case and the trial has been adjourned until Friday. Defense lawyers say Oscar Pistorius will take the stand, but it is not clear when that will be. The defense is particularly focusing on text messages and calls extracted from...