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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...

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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...is not a licence holder – they plan to charge him with possession of unlicensed ammunition. In the bedroom they found an overnight bag was on a couch on the left hand side of the bed as well as slippers. Oscar Pistorius has said he had been a victim of crime and received death threats, but today the court heard there were no records of this. The athlete made notes with a silver pen as the ca...

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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...enkamp’s skull had been “crushed”. This and other evidence – a smashed bathroom door, a 9 mm pistol, the peculiar pattern of wounds on the body and reports of a row earlier in the evening – is said to have led them to believe the murder case against the sprinter is “rock solid”. Reeva Steenkamp, 29, was shot four times early on Thursday at Oscar Pistorius’ luxury mansion in a secure housing estate...

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...

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

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...cidentally shot her dead through a door, fearing there was an intruder in his house. Prosecutors say Oscar Pistorius intentionally killed his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year by firing a gun through a bathroom door at her after a row at his Pretoria home. Oscar Pistorius, 27, who is a double amputee, faces life imprisonment if convicted of murdering the 29-year-old model, reality TV celebri...

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

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...remain in police custody. Dubbed “blade runner”, he made history last summer by becoming the first double-amputee track athlete to run in an Olympic Games. “The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms,” said a statement released by Oscar Pistorius’s family and management company after the court hearing. “Our thoughts and prayers today should be for Ree...

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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...pporters in the court gasped and cheered as the magistrate announced his decision. His uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said outside court: “We are relieved by the fact that Oscar got bail today, but at the same time, we are in mourning for Reeva Steenkamp and her family.” The hearing began on Tuesday and both prosecution and defence laid out their cases. Both sides agree that Oscar Pistorius...

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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...al of Oscar Pistorius, 26, is not expected for months. Oscar Pistorius arrived at the court building on Wednesday morning in a police car with a blue blanket covering his head. Courtroom proceedings were delayed as journalists and onlookers tried to get into the court. One journalist fainted in the scrum. The magistrate has deemed this a schedule six case – meaning Oscar Pistorius is accused...

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

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Photos of Oscar Pistorius’ bathroom where Reeva Steenkamp lay dying after he gunned her down through the door, have emerged today. The luxurious stone-clad en-suite is now the focus of a murder inquiry as investigators try to piece together what happened in the toilet cubicle where Reeva Steenkamp spent her last moments. Prosecutors argue the model was trapped in there hiding from Oscar Pistorius...

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 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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South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius today gave a horrifying account of the night he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp claiming he mistook her for a burglar when he woke up in the middle of the night. In a statement read out to Pretoria magistrates court, Oscar Pistorius said he had been on the balcony of his house when he heard noises from the bathroom. Believing Reeva Steenkamp...

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

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...e timeline was jumbled or unclear. He explained how he set out cones to highlight certain objects in the bathroom, e.g. cartridge cases, and moved some objects for visibility. The trial has now been adjourned until Tuesday. Oscar Pistorius trial is expected to call on more than 100 witnesses. It had been set to last for three weeks, but looks likely to be extended. Related search articles:petra...

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...

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

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...ius – who is accused of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp – is also facing trial over the death of a woman. Carl Pistorius is charged with culpable homicide over the death of a woman motorcyclist in a traffic 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 bai...

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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...ing 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-examination on Monday, he accused Oscar Pistorius of “tailoring his evidence” as he went along to suit the defense case, which had been “concocted”. “Your version of events is untrue,” Gerrie Nel...

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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...Steenkamp on February 14, 2013. Forensic expert Police Colonel Johan Vermeulen also said he thought Oscar Pistorius had hit the door with the bat from a low angle, indicating he was not wearing his prosthetic legs at the time. This contradicts the athlete’s claim that he had been wearing his artificial limbs. Correspondents say whether or not Oscar Pistorius was on his prosthetic limbs is i...

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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...ccident. In an earlier interview, Henke Pistorius said: “When you are a sportsman, you act even more on instinct. It’s instinct, things happen and that’s what you do. “When you wake up in the middle of the night, and crime is so endemic in South Africa, what do you do if somebody is in the house? Do you think it’s one of your family? No, of course you don’t.” In a statement yesterday Oscar Pist...

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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...ngwashi Phiyega said the police had received feedback from state prosecutors about Det. Hilton Botha only on Wednesday. She described him as an “experienced detective” who was not yet facing any criminal charges. However, she said she was using her authority as national police chief to ask Lt. Gen Vinesh Moonoo to take over the Pistorius case. Vinesh Moonoo is reported to be a veteran...

Samantha Taylor insisted her relationship with Oscar Pistorius was not officially over when he started dating Reeva Steenkamp

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...started dating Reeva Steenkamp (photo Getty Images) Samantha Taylor accepted that he laughed around the time he actually fired the gun. She testified that Oscar Pistorius kept his gun “on him all the time,” and described him as a man who could get very angry. On Wednesday, the court heard evidence from boxer Kevin Lerena, about another incident in which Oscar Pistorius is alleged to h...

Oscar Pistorius is appearing in court to face a murder charge after his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, was shot at his mansion near Pretoria

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Oscar Pistorius is appearing in court to face a murder charge after his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, was shot at his mansion near Pretoria. South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius held his head in his hands and was in tears as the murder charge was formally read out in the magistrates’ court. A decision will be taken on whether the athlete should be granted bail....

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius denies deliberately shooting Reeva Steenkamp last February

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...s 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 the couple’s mobile phones by po...