A South Africa court resentenced Pistorius to over 13 years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend.
It’s another reminder of who legal systems are built to protect.
"In my opinion his current condition warrants hospitalization," the psychologist said of the former Paralympian who was convicted of murder.
The World Post
The state's successful appeal against the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius case brings the quality of work done by South African high court judges back under public scrutiny.
This is the first time Steenkamp's parents have spoken out against the court's verdict.
Pistorius was absolved of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the end of a seven-month trial after the state
It would be comforting to think that life and death decisions are made more deliberately than traffic navigation, but this is not the case. Indeed, they are often at least as rushed and impulsive, with emotions running overwhelmingly high.
"I really don't think any of us will heal anytime soon," Gina Myers, a close friend of Steenkamp, told The Associated Press
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.
He was also given a 3-year suspended sentence for a firearms conviction. Last month, Judge Thokozile Masipa found Pistorius
"I feel we need to send a message to society that you can't get away with this," a tear-choked Kim Martins said in her second
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.
With Nelson Mandela's death, news from South Africa seemed to have died along with the world's most famous ex-political prisoner
Pistorius wept as Prosecutor Gerrie Nel showed him pictures from the crime scene and described Reeva Steenkamp's wounds in
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.
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By David Dolan The athlete, who was born without lower legs but reached the 2012 Olympic 400 metres semi-final using carbon