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 10:20am 9/12/14 10:20am

What the Hell Just Happened to Oscar Pistorius? An Explainer

This morning we woke up to the news that Oscar Pistorius had been acquitted of murder charges in the death of Reeva Steenkamp. That, at least, was how the headlines played it. The reality is slightly more complicated. Join me below, as I explain things to the angry-feminist voice in my head. » 9/11/14 2:19pm 9/11/14 2:19pm

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 2:40pm 6/30/14 2:40pm

Bakery Is Very Sorry for Oscar Pistorius Meme Cookies

Last February, Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was charged with murder in the killing of his girlfriend. He claims the shooting was an accident; the trial is set to start soon. And apparently, a South African bakery thought it would be smart to mark the occasion with a series of "Oscar Meme" cookies. » 2/26/14 4:30pm 2/26/14 4:30pm

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 2:00pm 6/02/13 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 1:20pm 3/27/13 1:20pm

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

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 8:00pm 3/26/13 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 12:30pm 2/24/13 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 2:40pm 2/21/13 2:40pm

Bloodied Cricket Bat Is the Latest Bit of Grisly Evidence in the Oscar…

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 12:00pm 2/17/13 12:00pm

Oscar Pistorius Tried To Resuscitate Reeva Steenkamp After He Shot Her

At yesterday's hearing for South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, more details about the night of the murder were revealed: two hours before her death on Valentine's Day, cops were called to the scene of Pistorius' Pretoria mansion over a loud argument. » 2/16/13 2:30pm 2/16/13 2:30pm

Newspapers Report that Awesome Athlete Oscar Pistorius May Have Killed…

Double amputee Paralympic/Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius was formally charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp this morning. The subsequent media shitstorm could be much worse — remember how NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered Kasandra Perkins because he "cared about her" too much? — but it… » 2/15/13 11:40am 2/15/13 11:40am

Paralympic Gold Medalist Oscar Pistorius Charged With Girlfriend's…

South African Paralympic gold medalist and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, 26, has been charged with the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model who, according to the AP, often spoke publicly against the abuse of women. Steenkamp was shot four times inside Pistorius' home in a gated community in Pretoria, South… » 2/14/13 10:00am 2/14/13 10:00am

Katie Couric's Dead Husband's Phone Makes 2am Calls to Cops

So this is genuinely bizarre: Katie Couric and New York police commissioner Ray Kelly are investigating a series of 911 calls placed in the early hours of the morning—Tuesdays at 2 AM—from a number registered to Couric's dead husband Jay Monahan, who passed away of colon cancer in 1998. Because it is highly unlikely… » 2/14/13 9:00am 2/14/13 9:00am