Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Murder trial of track star Oscar Pistorius off to a tearful, tense start

Pretoria, South Africa. Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, 27, pleaded not guilty March 3, 2014, to the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and multiple gun-related charges. If convicted of all charges, Pistorius would receive a life sentence for murder (with a minimum of 25 years), 15 years for a firearms charge and five years [...]

The trial of Oscar Pistorius

Star athlete Oscar Pistorius is now on trial for shooting his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, and it seems others close to the Olympian and his case are surrounded by death and mayhem as well.

Double Amputee’s Murder Trial Witness List Revealed

Prosecutors filed court documents hoping to call 107 witnesses for the trial of Oscar Pistorius next year. Among the witnesses are his ex-girlfriend and a cage fighter.

Did Pistorius Really Mistake his Girlfriend for an Intruder?

Investigators aren’t talking about what went down when South African Olympic great Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. But at least one report says that Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp from behind a closed bathroom door. Could Pistorius have mistaken his girlfriend for an intruder in a country with one of the highest homicide rates in the world?

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