A South African appeals court increased Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius' sentence for murdering his girlfriend to 13 years and five months on Friday, marking a victory for prosecutors in a case that shocked the world.
There were tears and sobs from South African athlete Oscar Pistorius as he took the witness stand and apologized to Reeva Steenkamp's family. Pistorius is on trial for Steenkamp's murder.
All this week, judges in Pretoria's High Court heard witnesses describe what happened last Valentine's Day, when Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. For South Africans, it is the first time a trial has been broadcast on TV, and they are following it like a prime-time crime show.
Oscar Pistorius, the South African amputee athlete who runs on high-tech blades, is about to go on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. Many in his country view the tragic case as a morality tale. But what, exactly, is the moral?
A judge in Pretoria has released double-amputee track star Oscar Pistorius on a $113,000 bail.
The Oscar Pistorius case continues to surprise. Thursday a veteran police detective was taken off the case when it was revealed there was a charge of attempted murder against him.
The bail hearing against Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will go into a third day after another hearing filled with drama.
Some news agencies are already saying the Pistorius trial could be South Africa's very own OJ Simpson-style trial. Host Aaron Schachter speaks with journalist Des Latham, news editor of SummitTV in Johannesburg.
Details emerged Tuesday about the defense athlete Oscar Pistorius is using in the shooting death of his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. Host Aaron Schachter talks with The Worlds Anders Kelto in Cape Town.