Parole Board Grants Oscar Pistorius' Request for House Arrest 

Two months after a judge put a hold on his release from prison, a parole board has granted Oscar Pistorius’ request for house arrest. He served 12 months of a five-year sentence shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He’ll spend the remainder of his sentence on what’s termed “correctional supervision.” »10/15/15 10:50am10/15/15 10:50am


Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

Yesterday, a judge ruled that South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was not guilty of "intentional homicide" in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Boo! But today, she announced that she found him guilty of "culpable homicide," which means he's going to prison, maybe for a long time. Yay! Also, good to know… »9/12/14 10:20am9/12/14 10:20am

Court Rules Oscar Pistorius Mentally Fit When He Shot Girlfriend

The murder trial was not going well for Oscar Pistorius, until late May, when a defense witness testified that Pistorius suffered from a generalized anxiety disorder and the judge ordered a full psychological evaluation. Now the report concludes that Pistorius was mentally competent when he shot Reeva Steenkamp. »6/30/14 2:40pm6/30/14 2:40pm

Oscar Pistorius’ Uncle Says Nephew Is Really, Truly Grief-Stricken

When last we heard from accused murderer and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius, he was living at his Uncle Arnold’s house in Praetoria, losing endorsement deals, and probably puzzling over the rumor that Ryan Gosling was going to portray him in a far-too-soon true-crime biopic. Tasteless Academy Award puns would… »6/02/13 2:00pm6/02/13 2:00pm

Oscar Pistorius Has Crazed, Die-Hard, Victim-Blaming Female Fans

There are women who spend their days on Twitter harassing people who tweet negative things, even if they're true, about Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter who has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. They are loyal fans of the Paralympian gold medalist, who they believe is sexy and… »3/27/13 1:20pm3/27/13 1:20pm

Ryan Gosling Might Be Playing Oscar Pistorius in an Entirely Too-Soon Movie

Um, right? If there are any too-soon-ologists reading this, could you please weigh in? Ryan Gosling may have been cast to play Oscar Pistorius in a true-crime biopic about the runner. Charlize Theron would reportedly be playing Pistorius's murdered girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Who is a real person. Who was brutally… »3/26/13 8:00pm3/26/13 8:00pm

Holy Shit, Now Oscar Pistorius’ Brother Carl Is Facing Homicide Charges

Amid a stampede of fleeing sponsors, Oscar Pistorius was granted bail on Friday, which seemed to settle the Pistorius murder trial drama for the weekend. There is, however, yet another new twist in the Pistorius family saga — Oscar's brother has now been charged with culpable homicide for a 2008 road death, according… »2/24/13 12:30pm2/24/13 12:30pm

Oscar Pistorius Is Losing All of His Fashion Endorsement Deals

Nike and Mugler have each dropped Oscar Pistorius as a brand ambassador in the wake of the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. According to Nike, the accused murderer and double-amputee athlete's lucrative endorsement contract with the sportswear giant has been "suspended" pending the outcome of his… »2/21/13 2:40pm2/21/13 2:40pm

Bloodied Cricket Bat Is the Latest Bit of Grisly Evidence in the Oscar Pistorius Murder Investigation

A new grisly detail has slithered out of the investigation into sprinter Oscar Pistorius' alleged murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African police say they are now investigating the discovery of a "bloodied" cricket bat at Pistorius' home, a revelation that comes in the wake of a "fightback" media… »2/17/13 12:00pm2/17/13 12:00pm