HIST 223: crimes and incarceration

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Events which took place in the murder of the beautiful model Reeva Steenkamp and shooter,boyfriend and golden South African paralympian Mr Oscar Pistorious and his ruling.

The 28-year-old athlete stood trial on March 3 for the premeditated murder of Steenkamp, 29, a law graduate and FHM model, at his home in the early hours of St Valentine’s Day in 2013.The trial was held in the High Court of South Africa in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius 'told security guard everything was fine' after shooting girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius 'failed to call for help' after shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead

The report, on the Eyewitness News website, claims that Pistorius did not ring police or estate security, but “fashioned a defence” and rang his friends instead

Oscar Pistorius 'told security guard everything was fine' after shooting girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius 'failed to call for help' after shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead

The report, on the Eyewitness News website, claims that Pistorius did not ring police or estate security, but “fashioned a defence” and rang his friends instead

Oscar Pistorius 'told security guard everything was fine' after shooting girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius 'failed to call for help' after shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead

The report, on the Eyewitness News website, claims that Pistorius did not ring police or estate security, but “fashioned a defence” and rang his friends instead

Oscar Pistorius 'told security guard everything was fine' after shooting girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius 'failed to call for help' after shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead

State witness Zach Modise, acting national commissioner of Correctional Services, testified that being disabled Pistorius would be held in Pretoria Central Prison's hospital wing if he receives a prison sentence.

State witness Zach Modise, acting national commissioner of Correctional Services, testified that being disabled Pistorius would be held in Pretoria Central Prison's hospital wing if he receives a prison sentence.

Oscar fired four shots at the door,thinking there was an intruder in the house

Oscar fired four shots at the door,thinking there was an intruder in the house

The defense claims that Ms Steenkamp locked herself in the toilet after Oscar said the was a burglar in the house. The defense claims that Oscar did not have his prosthetic legs on, so he felt very vulnerable. below is Mr.Roux of the defense.

The defense claims that Ms Steenkamp locked herself in the toilet after Oscar said the was a burglar in the house. The defense claims that Oscar did not have his prosthetic legs on, so he felt very vulnerable. below is Mr.Roux of the defense.

Did Oscar believe there was an intruder in his house?

Did Oscar believe there was an intruder in his house?

Oscar being taken into custody by the South African Police.

Oscar being taken into custody by the South African Police.

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered a verdict that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, but guilty of the culpable homicide of Steenkamp and reckless endangerment with a firearm at a restaurant.On 21 October 2014, Pistorius received a prison sentence of a maximum of five years for culpable homicide and a concurrent three-year suspended prison sentence for the separate reckless endangerment conviction.

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered a verdict that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, but guilty of the culpable homicide of Steenkamp and reckless endangerment with a firearm at a restaurant.On 21 October 2014, Pistorius received a prison sentence of a maximum of five years for culpable homicide and a concurrent three-year suspended prison sentence for the separate reckless endangerment conviction.