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September 12th, 2014
04:37 AM ET

Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

A judge found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally, but illegally killing a person. In three other weapons charges, he was found not guilty of two.

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May 20th, 2014
05:07 AM ET

Judge Lays Down Rules for Oscar Pistorius Psychiatric Tests

Oscar Pistorius must report for a month-long mental examination starting next Monday, the judge in his murder trial said Tuesday.

The trial will not resume until June 30, judge Thokozile Masipa said.

The testing was triggered by the testimony of a psychiatrist who said that the sprinter has suffered from generalized anxiety disorder since he was an infant, stemming partly from the amputation of both of his lower legs because of a genetic defect.

Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp, in his home last year.

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February 22nd, 2013
06:13 AM ET

Botha 'a gift' for Pistorius defense? Fmr. prosecutor Allison Leotta says yes and explains why

Fmr. prosecutor Allison Leotta on the latest in the Oscar Pistorius bail hearing for the murder of his girlfriend.


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February 22nd, 2013
05:26 AM ET

Pistorius bail decision in girlfriend's murder expected 7:30aET today – Robyn Curnow reports

FROM CNN WIRES:

Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) - South African prosecutors pushed Friday to keep Oscar Pistorius behind bars, painting the double-amputee track star as a killer offering an improbable defense in the shooting death of his model girlfriend.

The picture offered by the prosecution came during the fourth day of a bail hearing that has been remarkable for not only its length but its allegations of miscues by a lead police investigator who himself faces attempted murder charges.

Prosecutors are trying to keep Pistorius jailed pending his trial on a charge of premeditated murder in the February 14 shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29.

And this morning, CNN reported that we can expect a decision from the magistrate in the Pistorius case at 7:30a Eastern. CNN will carry it live.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on the latest in the Pistorius bail hearing.

READ MORE: Bail decision expected for Oscar Pistorius


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February 21st, 2013
07:39 AM ET

Detective in Pistorius case faces murder while world waits for bail decision – Robyn Curnow reports

CNN's Robyn Curnow on the latest developments in the bail hearing in the Oscar Pistorius murder case.


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