The South African Supreme Court of Appeal's unanimous decision to find Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder by overturning a lower court's verdict of culpable homicide has important implications for the country's judicial system.
Judge Masipa's decision to rule out murder was criticized by legal professionals and the Women's League of the African National
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced in South Africa today to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his then-girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.
Prosecutors had called for a minimum of 10 years in prison, while attorneys for Pistorius suggested a lighter sentence combining
PRETORIA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his
Although the verdict is still in progress, Judge Thokozile Masipa did rule on Thursday that Pistorius' actions on the night
After starting an interview with Conan O'Brien by cleaning something out of his teeth, MacDonald went on a little rant about
It is hard for many South Africans not to draw the conclusion that in spite of racial progress, white lives have more value than black ones.
Some quotes from Pistorius' testimony were especially powerful. Read them below, and read more about Wednesday's court hearing
The Pistorius case presents no evidence of planning. To the contrary, if there is testimony that a heated argument preceded the murder, then that is more supportive of negligent homicide than premeditated murder.