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# Reeva Steenkamp

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# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius found not guilty of both premeditated murder and murder
But the 27-year-old athlete could still be guilty of culpable homicide.
# guilty or not guilty
It's D-Day for Oscar Pistorius. Here's how the verdict will play out:
There are three possible verdicts.
# Education
Oscar Pistorius trial shown in South African classrooms
The exceptional trial is being used to teach legal principles to young students.
# Pistorius
The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius trial will be delivered on 11 September
Closing arguments were completed today.
# on trial
Oscar Pistorius described as a deceitful witness who has 'anxiety on call'
The closing arguments are expected to last two days.
# sober as a judge
Oscar Pistorius denies he was drunk during nightclub row
His family claim he was approached by a man who taunted him about his trial.
# on trial
"We close the case for the defence." - It's down to closing arguments in the Pistorius trial
The trial will break until 7 August when both sides will make their last arguments.
# shock video
Australian TV network defends showing Pistorius shooting video
The dramatic video shows Pistorius walking on his stumps, screaming and crying for help.
# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius severely traumatised and a 'suicide risk'
A medical expert told a court in South Africa today that the runner’s condition is likely to worsen.
# sound mind
Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp
The trial has returned after a month break in which Pistorius underwent tests.
# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius to undergo tests to establish if he has an anxiety disorder
Judge Thokozile Masipa said a “proper inquiry” was required.
# mental heath assessment
Prosecutors ask for Oscar Pistorius to be placed under psychiatric observation
The option of changing his defence to one of “diminished responsibility” was raised during the Olympian’s trial today.
# Valentine's Day
Oscar Pistorius was 'broken, desperate, pleading' after he shot Reeva Steenkamp
The murder trial resumed in South Africa this morning.
# South Africa
At least 12 more witnesses to give evidence as Oscar Pistorius trial resumes
The proceedings took a break for the past two weeks.
# Shooting
Oscar Pistorius says he did not take acting classes to prepare for murder trial
The claim was made by a well-known columnist, citing reliable sources.
# pistorius trial
Forensics expert: Steenkamp was shot in quick succession in hip and arm
Today’s testimony from a defence forensics expert contradicts some of the evidence given by a police ballistics witness.
# Oscar Pistorius
'I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you' - Reeva's message to Pistorius on day of shooting
The athlete read out the Valentine’s Day card that his model girlfriend left for him on 14 February last year – the day she was shot and killed at his house.
# South Africa
RECAP: 7 things we heard at the Oscar Pistorius trial this week
Pistorius, himself, took the stand to give his version of events this week.
# not probable
Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up
“She was standing behind the toilet door talking to you when you shot her,” prosecutor Gerrie Nel put it to the athlete. He replied, “that’s not true”.
# Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius Judge: This trial is not public entertainment
“For those of you who possibly think this is entertainment, it is not,” Judge Mapisa told the gallery today.
# Watch
VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius shown graphic and disturbing photo of Reeva's bloodied head
Prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel (known as The Pitbull) was brutal while cross-examining the athlete yesterday.
# South Africa
'You shot and killed her' - Oscar Pistorius told to take responsibility for Reeva's death
The athlete had a tough time today on the witness stand as he was cross-examined by State counsel Gerrie Nel.
# Trial
'I did not intend to kill Reeva' - Oscar Pistorius on the night he shot his girlfriend
The athlete gave more details about the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day shooting in his Pretoria home last year.
# South Africa
Oscar Pistorius wails in witness box as he recalls night of shooting
A raft of text messages between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp were read out in court today.
# Shooting
VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius apologises to family of Reeva Steenkamp
The 27-year-old told her family that “she went to bed loved that night”.
# South Africa
RECAP: 5 things from the Oscar Pistorius trial this week
WhatsApp messages, a delay in proceedings and a woman’s scream?
# Back and forth
The text messages between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp
WhatsApp messages between Pistorius and Steenkamp were revealed during the murder trial in South Africa.
# text message
Steenkamp "sometimes scared" of Pistorius, court hears
The athlete’s murder trial entered its fourth week today – and is already over schedule.
# Recap
7 things we heard at the Oscar Pistorius trial this week
Reeva Steenkamp was shot as she stood facing the bathroom door and police experts have a tough task against star lawyer Barry Roux.
# pistorius trial
Pistorius defence team say police moved evidence, police admit it's possible
The cricket bat used to break down the toilet door may have been moved.
# Pistorius
Pistorius ordered six new guns before girlfriend's death
Oscar Pistorius was in the process of buying six guns – more than usually allowed under South African law – at the time he shot Reeva Steenkamp.
# South Africa
Explainer: Why do they keep saying 'My Lady' at the Oscar Pistorius trial?
That – and more of your questions answered.
# Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius vomits in court as details of Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy are given
The 27-year-old could be heard retching across the courtroom in Pretoria.
# Trial
Security guard says Pistorius told him "everything is fine"
The murder trial moves into its second week in Pretoria.
Column: Paddy Power’s ‘Oscar Time’ gets a guilty verdict in the court of public opinion
Offering odds in a situation where a person has died and a potential crime is being investigated is a step too far, says Alan Tyrrell, who lays out some rules for companies dealing with publicity mistakes.
# Murder Trial
Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp's death, trial told
A boxer friend of the athlete says he was asked to take the blame after a pistol was accidentally discharged in Johannesburg restaurant.
# revelation
Steenkamp's mother says Pistorius didn't look her in the eye
“The whole point was that he must see me, that I am there,” she told the British channel ITV.
# South Africa
Pistorius trial dramatically interrupted after TV station shows witness photo
Judge Thokozile Masipa has warned the media to respect the court’s ruling that images of witnesses who ask for privacy cannot be shown.
# on trial
Oscar Pistorius pleads not guilty at murder trial
The first witness in the trial has described hearing ‘blood-curdling screams’ from the house on the night of the murder.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Oscar Pistorius trial?
Parts of the trial will be broadcast live from today.