South African police replaced the lead detective on the Oscar Pistorius case on Thursday, after it emerged that the initial investigator faced attempted murder charges. Pistorius is charged with murdering his girlfriend.
A South African prosecutor has argued against the verdict arrived at in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. He was found guilty of culpable homicide, rather than the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been sent to prison for five years for shooting Reeva Steenkamp. The sentence is just says DW's Daniel Pelz.
Oscar Pistorius should not go to jail for the manslaughter of Reeva Steenkamp, a social worker has told the first day of his sentencing hearing. The South African athlete faces up to 15 years behind bars.
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius case is to go to appeal. Judge Thokozile Masipa allowed prosecutors to ask the Supreme Court of Appeal to re-examine the manslaughter verdict, but rejected an appeal on other issues.
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