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# Oscar Pistorius

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# South Africa
South Africa's highest court rejects Oscar Pistorius's request to appeal 13 year jail sentence for murder of girlfriend
The former Paralympic athlete had asked the Constitutional Court to review the jail term.
# Brawl
Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over use of public phone
The former Paralympic champion is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
# prison term
South African court rejects state appeal for a longer jail sentence for Pistorius
State prosecutors said Oscar Pistorius’ six year term for killing his girlfriend is inappropriate.
# Pretoria
Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital after suffering injuries in prison
Local media is reporting that the double-amputee Paralympian tried to injure himself but the prison says he fell out of bed.
# running on empty
'He will live in the knowledge that he killed Reeva and also destroyed his own life'
John Carlin spent a year-and-a-half meticulously studying Oscar Pistorius, his family and confidantes.
# Sentencing
Judge dismisses claims that Oscar Pistorius overheard rape and saw hanging while in prison
The judge said that the claims “were not supported by anything concrete”
# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
The athlete’s defence team says it will not appeal the jail term handed down today.
# South Africa
Reeva wouldn't want me to waste my life behind bars, Oscar Pistorius says
In his first TV interview, the convicted murderer says he doesn’t want to go back to jail.
# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius walks around courtroom without prosthetics during sentencing hearing
The former athlete is due to be sentenced for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on Friday.
# Sentencing
"Oscar Pistorius must pay for his crime" - Reeva Steenkamp's father makes emotional plea
The Paralympic athlete killed Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013.
# Blade Runner
No decision on Pistorius sentence as paralympian described as a 'broken man'
The hearing to decide what sentence the 29-year-old should serve for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp is set to last a week.
# fresh claim
Pistorius family condemn claim he beat Reeva Steenkamp with cricket bat
‘This is yet another attention-seeking, money making exercise,’ claim the sprinter’s family.
# Grief
'I just miss her every day': Mother of Reeva Steenkamp speaks of heartbreak three years on
June Steenkamp described her daughter as a “perfect child”.
# Last Chance Saloon
Oscar Pistorius is not giving up on avoiding jail for murder
He’s appealing his murder conviction, but even if he fails he mightn’t be sentence to prison.
# Bail
Oscar Pistorius granted bail and will appeal murder conviction
His case has been postponed until April 2016.
# thursday
We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland shoot up the rankings, McGregor on Kimmel and today's sport
There was good news for the Ireland women’s cricketers too and the first winner of the Setanta Sports Book of the Year prize was announced.
# Murder
Oscar Pistorius is going back to jail for murder. Here's how justice was finally done
The 29-year-old athlete was found guilty of murder at an appeals court in South Africa today.
# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius found guilty of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius will go back to jail after appeals court upgrades charge to murder.
# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius cell shown to journalists in official prison tour
It comes as a South African appeals court prepares to rule on whether he should be sent back to prison.
# He's out
Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison a day early
The Paralympian was allowed out of prison in Pretoria a day early in an apparent attempt to avoid media coverage.
# Released
A 'broke and broken' Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic hero to jailed killer
From breaking records to prison to house arrest, the young life of the champion killer.
# Breaking
After one year in jail, Oscar Pistorius will be released on Tuesday
The paralympian, found guilty of culpable homicide over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be released later this month.
# South Africa
Parole board meeting today to reconsider Oscar Pistorius' release
Earlier this week Pistorius’s family accused officials of bowing to “political and media hype” after the star’s release was again delayed.
# Shopping List
These are 14 of this year's best sports books. How many have you read?
The 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year will be named on 26 November.
# Speaking out
"He killed her. He admits he killed her." - Reeva Steenkamp's parents in face of Pistorius release
Barry and June Steenkamp say Oscar Pistorius killed their daughter tin a fit of rage.
# Behind Bars
Prison U-turn: Oscar Pistorius is staying in jail for now
The Olympian was scheduled to be released on Friday.
# this friday
South African minister seeking legal advice on Oscar Pistorius release
Pistorius was jailed last year after being convicted on a manslaughter charge. He’s due for release on Friday.
Voices
It's jail Oscar, but not as we know it - Pistorius freedom after 10 months makes a mockery of justice
The South African sentencing model may be an affront, but we would do well to remember the Irish system is equally flawed, writes criminologist John O’Keeffe.
# next friday
Oscar Pistorius is getting out of prison next week - 10 months into his sentence
He’s expected to be kept under house arrest with one hour of free time each day.
# Steenkamp
Anger as Pistorius to be freed on parole after 10 months behind bars
Reeva Steenkamp’s parents say “incarceration of 10 months for taking a life is simply not enough”.
# release date
Reeva Steenkamp's mother says her daughter's life is worth more than 10 months in jail
Oscar Pistorius could be out of jail in the summer.
# Not over yet
Green-lighted appeal could mean more jail time for Pistorius
The Paralympian had attempted to stop the appeal of his acquittal on murder charges.
# culpable homicide
Manslaughter charge for Oscar Pistorius could be upgraded to murder
The prosecution said in court today that the judge had misinterpreted a legal principle.
# improper
Mother of Reeva Steenkamp shocked over Paddy Power offering odds on trial
June said Reeva’s bags were packed to go on the night she was shot.
# conviction
Pistorius appeal hearing set for next month
Under South African law the double-amputee could serve just 10 months in jail.
# South Africa
Prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict and sentencing
The next step is to file papers in court
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about Irish Water, the apology to Justin Timberlake and how Ireland is a top spot for visitors next year…
# culpable homicide
Oscar Pistorius jailed for 5 years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
The 27-year-old athlete was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.
# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius leaves court dock to spend his first night in jail
He left behind four white roses and a bucket in the courtroom.
# ruled out
Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016
Pistorius won sprint gold medals at three Paralympic Games as well as competing in the 2012 London Olympics.