Oscar Pistorius http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32288/all en Pistorius family deny he took acting classes for trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/pistorius-family-deny-he-took-acting-classes-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday said suggestions that the Paralympian had taken acting lessons ahead of his emotional murder trial testimony were "totally devoid of any truth".</p> <p>We "deny that our client has undergone any 'acting lessons' or any form of emotional coaching", Anneliese Burgess, media manager for the Pistorius family, said in a statement on his website.</p> <p>Pistorius broke down repeatedly in the witness box as he gave his version of shooting dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140422/pistorius-family-deny-he-took-acting-classes-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Technology AFP Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:59:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127254 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius trial adjourns until May, state mauls forensic expert http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/prosecutor-wraps-five-day-pistorius-grilling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Siyabonga Sishi</p> <p>PRETORIA (Reuters) - The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Thursday until May 5 after the state wrapped up three days of punishing cross-examination of a forensic expert brought by the defense.</p> <p>Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the state's request for a postponement to avoid conflicts with other cases. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel - nicknamed "The Pitbull" for his aggressive style - tore into defense witness Roger Dixon, questioning his credibility and expertise.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/prosecutor-wraps-five-day-pistorius-grilling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Forensic science Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6121943 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutor ends gruelling Pistorius cross-examination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130915/rugbyu-englands-barritt-miss-tests-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oscar Pistorius stepped down from the witness box on Tuesday after five gruelling days of cross-examination that raised serious doubts about his account of killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.</p> <p>The relieved and tearful 27-year-old Paralympic gold medallist hugged younger sister Aimee from the stand after tenacious lead prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court he had "nothing further for this witness".</p> <p>For nearly a week Nel had spent hour after antagonising hour dragging Pistorius over the coals, accusing him of lying, tailoring evidence and even crying to avoid tough questions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130915/rugbyu-englands-barritt-miss-tests-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Disaster Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Sports AFP Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:33:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5934735 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutors conclude gruelling Pistorius cross-examination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/prosecutors-conclude-gruelling-pistorius-cross-examination <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The prosecution completed its cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius Tuesday, ending five emotional days of intense interrogation that raised serious doubts about the star Paralympian's version of what happened on the night he shot dead his model girlfriend.</p> <p>"I have nothing further for this witness," said prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel, after relentless questioning into the moments after the athlete killed Reeva Steenkamp at his upmarket home on Valentine's Day 2013.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/prosecutors-conclude-gruelling-pistorius-cross-examination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:56:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121907 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutors conclude Pistorius cross-examination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/prosecutors-conclude-pistorius-cross-examination-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The prosecution concluded its gruelling cross-examination of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Tuesday, ending five days of intense and emotional interrogation in his murder trial.</p> <p>"I have nothing further for this witness," said prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel, after relentless questioning into the moments after the athlete shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.</p> <p>Nel spent five days dragging Pistorius over the coals, accusing him of lying, tailoring evidence and crying to avoid tough questions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/prosecutors-conclude-pistorius-cross-examination-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:52:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121869 at http://www.globalpost.com 'I love you', Pistorius girlfriend said in Valentine's card http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/i-love-you-pistorius-girlfriend-said-valentines-card <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend said she loved him in a Valentine's Day card on the day she died, his murder trial heard Tuesday as the sprinter's gruelling cross-examination ended.</p> <p>The Paralympian read out in court the words in a card Reeva Steenkamp would have given him with a gift on February 14 last year, the day he fired four shots through a locked toilet door that killed her.</p> <p>"She said 'I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you,'" the 27-year-old double amputee sprinter read from the card.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/i-love-you-pistorius-girlfriend-said-valentines-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Labor Love Oscar Pistorius Software Technology AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:50:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121854 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius faces 'final day' of grilling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/pistorius-faces-final-day-grilling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel indicated on Tuesday that he would wrap up his searing cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, who has now spent more than a week in the witness box.</p> <p>Nel has spent five emotion-filled days dragging Pistorius over the coals, accusing him of lying, tailoring evidence and crying to avoid tough questions.</p> <p>"We will today finalize the cross-examination of the accused," Nel told the court while asking for a two week postponement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/pistorius-faces-final-day-grilling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:47:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121738 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius accused of fake tears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/pistorius-accused-fake-tears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The prosecution accused Oscar Pistorius of feigning emotion to dodge tough questions about the death of his girlfriend, as his second week of testimony in the murder trial began Monday.</p> <p>Frustrated with Pistorius's frequent crying in the witness box, prosecutor Gerrie Nel toughened his questioning and accused the Paralympic star of crocodile tears.</p> <p>"Mr Pistorius, you're not using your emotional state to escape, are you?" he said after the athlete broke down under questioning on one of several occasions Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/pistorius-accused-fake-tears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Sports AFP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:50:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121205 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutor says Pistorius, Steenkamp argued on night she died http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/prosecutor-says-pistorius-steenkamp-argued-night-she-died <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Oscar Pistorius argued with his girlfriend shortly before shooting her dead, the prosecution lawyer alleged Monday as his gruelling cross-examination of the sprinter went into a second week.</p> <p>Prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused the 27-year-old of concocting evidence in his defence against the charge of murdering Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines' Day last year.</p> <p>"It's the state's case, Mr. Pistorius, that she wanted to leave and that you weren't sleeping, you were both awake," said Nel.</p> <p>"That's not correct my lady, that's untrue," Pistorius replied softly.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/prosecutor-says-pistorius-steenkamp-argued-night-she-died" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Human Interest Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Sports AFP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:01:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121092 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius to start second week in witness box http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/pistorius-start-second-week-witness-box <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Paralympian Oscar Pistorius returnds to the stand Monday for a fourth day of cross-examination after the prosecution lawyer accused him of knowingly shooting dead his girlfriend.</p> <p>The day will mark the start of the 27-year-old's second week in the witness stand in his defence against murder charges for Reeva Steenkamp's death on Valentines' Day last year.</p> <p>Prosecutor Gerrie Nel's relentless questioning has drawn tears and angry replies from the world-famous double amputee sprinter, who insists he shot Steenkamp four times by accident through a locked bathroom door.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/pistorius-start-second-week-witness-box" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African people Afrikaner people Human Interest Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius AFP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:22:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6120895 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutor to Pistorius: Did Reeva scream when you shot her? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/i-took-reevas-life-pistorius-tells-south-african-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stella Mapenzauswa</p> <p>PRETORIA (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius' trial heard crucial testimony on Friday as a prosecutor challenged the double-amputee sprinter over why his girlfriend had failed to scream when he shot her four times through a toilet door.</p> <p>Gerrie Nel, one of South Africa's top attorneys, said it was beyond belief that Reeva Steenkamp would have remained silent in the cubicle with an armed Pistorius shouting and screaming in the adjoining bathroom.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140409/i-took-reevas-life-pistorius-tells-south-african-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Health Medicine Oscar Pistorius Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:14:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6117101 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecution accuses Pistorius of tailoring evidence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/prosecution-accuses-pistorius-tailoring-evidence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The prosecution on Friday angrily accused Oscar Pistorius of tailoring evidence while rubbishing his account of why he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a fabrication.</p> <p>During a third day of intense cross-examination, prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused the 27-year-old of having a selective memory on incriminating details of the night he killed Steenkamp in the bathroom.</p> <p>The prosecutor nicknamed "the bulldog" also ripped apart the Paralympian's claim that he had rushed to the bathroom with a gun "out of instinct" that danger was lurking behind the door.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/prosecution-accuses-pistorius-tailoring-evidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African people Afrikaner people Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius AFP Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:50:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6119230 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutor calls Pistorius's version 'impossible' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/prosecutor-calls-pistoriuss-version-impossible <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In a pummelling cross-examination the prosecution called Oscar Pistorius's account of killing his girlfriend "impossible" and "a lie" on Thursday, highlighting apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his testimony.</p> <p>"Your version is so improbable that nobody would ever think it's reasonably, possibly true it's so impossible," Prosecutor Gerrie Nel thundered during his second day interrogating the Olympian.</p> <p>"Your version... is a lie," he insisted.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140411/prosecutor-calls-pistoriuss-version-impossible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Business Health Medicine Oscar Pistorius Technology AFP Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:48:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118866 at http://www.globalpost.com Prosecutor calls Pistorius's version 'impossible' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/prosecutor-calls-pistoriuss-version-impossible <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In a pummelling cross-examination the prosecution called Oscar Pistorius's account of killing his girlfriend "impossible" on Thursday, zeroing in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his testimony.</p> <p>"Your version is so improbable that nobody would ever think it's reasonably, possibly true it's so impossible," Prosecutor Gerrie Nel thundered during his second day interrogating the Olympian.</p> <p>Nel also rubbished the athlete's claim that police moved important pieces of evidence after arriving at the scene early on Valentine's Day morning last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/prosecutor-calls-pistoriuss-version-impossible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Business Health Medicine Oscar Pistorius Technology AFP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:20:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118326 at http://www.globalpost.com Pistorius admits 'no reason' to fire fatal shots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/pistorius-admits-no-reason-fire-fatal-shots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In a pummelling cross-examination the prosecution called Oscar Pistorius's account of killing his girlfriend "impossible" on Thursday, zeroing in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his testimony.</p> <p>"Your version is so improbable that nobody would ever think it's reasonably, possibly true it's so impossible," Prosecutor Gerrie Nel thundered during his second day interrogating the Olympian.</p> <p>Nel also rubbished the athlete's claim that police moved important pieces of evidence after arriving at the scene early on Valentine's Day morning last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/pistorius-admits-no-reason-fire-fatal-shots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Business Medicine Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius Technology AFP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:21:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118235 at http://www.globalpost.com