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  • Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 7, 2014. A pathologist called as the first defense witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial offered a different sequence for the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp and also testified Monday that if the double-amputee athlete fired his 9 mmm pistol in two quick bursts, as Pistorius claims he did, his girlfriend probably didn’t have time to scream.  Pistorius is charged with murder  for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day 2013. (AP Photo/Deaan Vivier, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius apologizes to victim's family, retches and weeps in court

    An emotional Oscar Pistorius headed back to court Monday for the continuation of his murder trial, taking the stand and apologizing to the parents of his slain girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.


  • Pistorius to finally answer questions on shooting

    More than a year after he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius is expected to finally answer questions about why he shot Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door when his murder trial resumes this week and his defense lawyers begin presenting the evidence they hope will save the Olympic athlete from going to prison for 25 years to life.


  • Oscar Pistorius, left, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 28, 2014. The murder trial of Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, the judge said Friday. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Pistorius lawyer: Pathologist to open defense case

    A pathologist will likely testify first when Oscar Pistorius' defense team starts calling witnesses at his murder trial next week, the double-amputee athlete's lawyer said Tuesday.


  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius wins gold in the men's 400-meter T44 final at the 2012 Paralympics, in London. The man who racing commentators said was slow from the starting blocks, Pistorius went on to win many medals for his running prowess, but is now expected to testify in his own defense during his trial in South Africa for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

    Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness

    The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


  • Oscar Pistorius, left, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 28, 2014. The murder trial of Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, the judge said Friday. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius murder trial placed on hold

    The murder trial of former Olympian Oscar Pistorius was postponed on Friday, after the judge said her legal assistant had taken ill.


  • FILE: In this file photo taken Monday March 10, 2014, Oscar Pistorius cries as he listens to cross questioning about the events surrounding the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court during his trial in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is expected to testify soon at his murder trial when the defense begins its case on Friday after four weeks of prosecution-led testimony. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu, Pool, File)

    Pistorius on the line now in murder trial

    Before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius broke barriers and the world embraced him for it. The double-amputee runner challenged the athletic establishment and secured the right to race on his carbon fiber blades in the 2012 Olympics.


  • Oscar Pistorius, center, speaks with family and friends, right, as press, left, look on, as the prosecution wrapped up it's case in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the Valentines Day 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Esa Alexander, Pool)

    Key parts of Oscar Pistorius' defense

    The defense in Oscar Pistorius' trial will open its case Friday and may first put the double-amputee Olympian accused of murder on the witness stand.


  • Barry Roux, the lawyer defending Oscar Pistorius, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

    Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.


  • Oscar Pistorius, center, accompanied by relatives arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, March 24, 2014. The trial of Pistorius, who is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day in 2013, is beginning its fourth week. The prosecution has said it will wrap up its case against the double-amputee runner this week after calling four or five more witnesses, beginning Monday. The defense will then present its case. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

    Pistorius trial: Cell phone texts show tensions

    Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him and complained about what she described as his short temper and jealousy in the weeks before he killed her, according to phone messages revealed at the Olympian's murder trial on Monday.


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