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Pistorius approaches top court over sentence: lawyer

Johanesburg - Former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has filed papers to South Africa's Constitutional Court appealing against his 13-year jail term for shooting dead his girlfriend, a lawyer for the victim's family said Tuesday.

S. African court doubles Pistorius sentence to more than 13 years

Johanesburg - 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.

Oscar Pistorius: The 'broke and broken' Olympian

Johanesburg - At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.

Pistorius: From Olympic glory to jail for murder

Johanesburg - A South African appeals court on Friday more than doubled Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius' sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, bringing it up to 13 years and five months.

Prosecutors battle for longer Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors argued Friday that Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence for murder must be increased, saying he failed to show genuine remorse after killing his girlfriend.

Prosecutors lobby for longer Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors will argue Friday for Oscar Pistorius to be given a longer jail sentence, saying the six years he is serving for the murder of his girlfriend was "shockingly low".

State to appeal for longer Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors on Friday will argue for Oscar Pistorius to be given a longer jail sentence, saying the six years he is serving for killing his girlfriend is "shockingly low".

Pistorius family vows legal action over movie

Johanesburg - The family of jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius said Tuesday that it would pursue legal action over a coming US film about his murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

Johanesburg - Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother's funeral.

Pistorius out of hospital, back in prison: official

Johanesburg - Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was discharged from hospital on Friday after being kept in overnight under observation, an official said, after local media reported he was suffering chest pains.

Pistorius prosecutor 'the bulldog' resigns

Johanesburg - South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who came to worldwide attention for securing the murder conviction of Oscar Pistorius, has resigned to join a lobby group.

Pistorius prosecutor 'the bulldog' resigns

Johanesburg - South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who came to worldwide attention for securing the murder conviction of Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, has resigned, the country's prosecuting authority said on Tuesday.

South African prosecutors bid to extend Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - Prosecutors in South Africa said Thursday they would launch a new legal push for a tougher sentence for Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who was jailed for six years for murdering his girlfriend.

Court rejects state appeal over 'lenient' Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - A South African judge on Friday rejected the state's appeal seeking a longer jail sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is serving a six-year term for killing his girlfriend three years ago.

Pistorius injured in prison fall, treated in hospital

Johanesburg - South African athlete and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has returned to his cell after being treated in hospital for injuries from a fall, prison officials said Sunday, as his brother denied claims he had deliberately hurt himself.

Prosecutors appeal 'shockingly lenient' Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors said Thursday they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as "shockingly too lenient".

Oscar Pistorius: from Olympic glory to six-year sentence

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee sprinter who shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in prison.

Pistorius jailed for six years for murdering girlfriend

Pretoria - South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sent back to prison on Wednesday after being given a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home three years ago.

Pistorius says Steenkamp would want him freed

Johanesburg - Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has said he believes his late girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would want him to devote his life to charity rather than return to prison for killing her.

Pistorius walks on stumps ahead of July 6 sentencing

Pretoria - A sobbing Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday hobbled on his stumps across a courtroom to demonstrate his physical vulnerability to a judge who will decide next month how long he goes to prison for murder.

Pistorius walks on stumps ahead of murder sentencing

Pretoria - A sobbing Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday walked on his stumps across a court to demonstrate his physical vulnerability to a judge who will decide his prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend.

Pistorius 'must pay' says Steenkamp's father

Pretoria - Reeva Steenkamp's father broke down in court on Tuesday as he told a dramatic sentencing hearing that Oscar Pistorius must "pay for his crime" of murdering his daughter three years ago.

'Broken' Pistorius should not be jailed, court hears

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius is a "broken" man who should be hospitalised rather than jailed, a South African court heard Monday, as the Paralympic athlete awaits sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend three years ago.

Pistorius sentencing hearing set for June

Pretoria - A South African court will convene in June to determine disgraced Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a judge said in Pretoria on Monday.

Pistorius faces return to jail after appeal bid fails

Johanesburg - Oscar Pistorius on Thursday faced a return to jail after losing a final bid to appeal his murder conviction for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius moves to appeal murder conviction in S. Africa's top court

Johanesburg - Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius on Monday made a last-ditch attempt with South Africa's top court to overturn his murder conviction for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Pistorius granted bail, will appeal murder conviction

Pretoria - Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was released on bail Tuesday, as he vowed to appeal against his murder conviction for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Pistorius to return to court after murder conviction

Pretoria - Former Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius will appear in court Tuesday for a bail hearing that could put him back in prison after he was convicted of his girlfriend's murder on appeal.

Pistorius back in court for bail hearing Tuesday

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius is set to appear in court Tuesday for a bail hearing that could see him return to jail after he was convicted on appeal of his girlfriend's murder, officials said.

S.African authorities deny issuing Pistorius arrest warrant

Johanesburg - South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority said Friday no arrest warrant had been issued for Oscar Pistorius, one day after appeal judges found the Paralympic sprinter guilty of murdering his girlfriend.
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