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Neighbor testifies of 'bloodcurdling screams' from Pistorius' home

Neighbor testifies of 'bloodcurdling screams' from Pistorius' home

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 3 (UPI) -- The first witness Monday in the trial of South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius said she heard screams from Pistorius' home when his girlfriend was killed.
Pistorius trial scheduled to begin Monday

Pistorius trial scheduled to begin Monday

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 2 (UPI) -- South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius will face a possible sentence of life in prison if he is convicted of murder in the death of his girlfriend last year.

Photos show Pistorius at firing range using gun that killed girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Days before his murder trial is to being, pictures surfaced showing South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius firing the weapon he used to shoot at his girlfriend.
Portions of Pistorius' murder trial to be broadcast

Portions of Pistorius' murder trial to be broadcast

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Parts of South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius' murder trial will be broadcast, but not testimony by Pistorius and his witnesses, a judge said Tuesday.

Pistorius surfed for porn before shooting Steenkamp, document alleges

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was allegedly surfing porn websites immediately prior to shooting his girlfriend, a court document reveals.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
By United Press International

New evidence in Pistorius case suggests shooting was not pre-planned

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- South African prosecutors revealed they believe Oscar Pistorius was not wearing his prosthetic legs when he shot and killed his girlfriend.
Oscar Pistorius describes girlfriend's death as a tragic accident

Oscar Pistorius describes girlfriend's death as a tragic accident

PRETORIA, South Africa, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius described his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's death as a tragic accident on Friday, one year after the incident, a statement on his website reads.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
By United Press International
Settlement reached in Oscar Pistorius' 2009 assault case

Settlement reached in Oscar Pistorius' 2009 assault case

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A South African woman said Thursday she has reached an out-of-court settlement in a 2009 assault case against sprinter and accused murderer Oscar Pistorius.
Oscar Pistorius settles 2009 assault case out of court

Oscar Pistorius settles 2009 assault case out of court

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Oscar Pistorius is still awaiting his trial for killing Reeva Steenkamp, but he did reach a settlement in a 2009 assault case with Cassidy Taylor-Memmory.
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Pistorius trial to get a 24/7 television channel in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A South African satellite television network announced it will dedicate a channel to non-stop coverage of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, beginning in March.

Pistorius may pay parents of slain girlfriend $184,000

PRETORIA, South Africa, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The parents of Reeva Steenkamp, the slain girlfriend of South African Oscar Pistorius, may get a settlement of $184,000 from the Paralympian, a report says.

Two firearms charges added to Pistorius' murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, already facing murder charges, will face two more charges during his trial, South African authorities said Wednesday.

Pistorius to be charged with reckless, negligent discharge of firearm

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- South African prosecutors said they will charge Oscar Pistorius with two additional crimes: reckless and negligent discharge of a firearm.
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200 m (T44): 21.58 s (2007, WR)

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (born 22 November 1986) is a South African Paralympic runner. Known as the "Blade Runner" and "the fastest man on no legs", Pistorius is the double amputee world record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 metres (sport class T44) events and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs by Ossur. In 2007 Pistorius took part in his first international able-bodied competitions. However, his artificial lower legs, while enabling him to compete, generated claims that he has an unfair advantage over able-bodied runners. The same year, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) amended its competition rules to ban the use of "any technical device that incorporates springs, wheels or any other element that provides a user with an advantage over another athlete not using such a device". It claimed that the amendment was not specifically aimed at Pistorius. After monitoring his track performances and carrying out tests, scientists took the view that Pistorius enjoyed considerable advantages over athletes without prosthetic limbs. On the strength of these findings, on 14 January 2008 the IAAF ruled him ineligible for competitions conducted under its rules, including the 2008 Summer Olympics. This decision was reversed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 16 May 2008, the Court ruling that the IAAF had not provided sufficient evidence to prove that Pistorius's prostheses give him an advantage over able-bodied athletes.

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