PISTORIUS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PISTORIUS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817310-68/pistorius-nel-steenkamp-athlete.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57817310-68/pistorius-nel-steenkamp-athlete.html.csp">Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T10:30:03.36-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial on Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete’s account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that the athlete is lying when he says he shot her by mistake. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel also accused Pistorius of tailoring his testimony to fit the evidence at the scene. Pistorius denied the accusations. Nel alleged that the Olympic runner changed his aim with his 9 mm pistol ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578173102014-04-14T10:30:03.36-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T10:30:03.36-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Instead, chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the “only reasonable explanation” for what happened in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year was that Pistorius fatally shot Steenkamp mu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578065062014-04-11T10:10:50.719-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-11T10:10:50.719-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The judge sternly instructed the prosecutor to restrain himself and he apologized — then went right back to trying to pick holes in the testimony of the double-amputee runner. It was a harsh day of cross-examination for Pistorius, challenged relentlessly about his account of the moments just before he kille...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578016472014-04-10T14:24:34.931-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T14:24:34.931-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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It is “likely” Pistorius will take the stand to open the defense’s case, said defense lawyer Brian Webber, adding there’s no specific requirement for him to testify first but it is normal practice. “I don’t think we have a choice, it’s a question of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577280092014-03-25T10:06:40.01-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T10:06:40.01-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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In another message read out loud by police Capt. Francois Mol...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577228622014-03-24T08:50:01.753-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-24T08:50:01.753-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Reeva Steenkamp fell back onto a magazine holder in the cubicle and crossed her arms over her head to protect herself, said Capt. Christiaan Mangena. The second bullet missed Steenkamp and ricocheted off the wall and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57701785@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:17:26 MDT Watch the Oscar Pistorius murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57694583-68/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57694583-68/story.csp">Watch the Oscar Pistorius murder trial</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Digital First Media and wires</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T14:00:30.966-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 02:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt;&lt;script data-hide-title=”true” data-hide-byline=”true” data-hide-footnotes=”true” data-hide-embed=”true” type=”text/javascript” src=”http://cdn.spundge.com/embed/stories/14702/”&gt;&lt;/script&gt;&lt;noscript&gt;&lt;h1&gt;Live video of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial &lt;/h1&gt;&lt;h2&gt;Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian from South Africa, is on trial for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.Steenkamp died after Pistorius shot a gun four times through a doo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57694583@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:00:30 MDT Firearms expert tells of Pistorius’ love of guns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57693548-77/pistorius-rens-guns-gun.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57693548-77/pistorius-rens-guns-gun.html.csp">Firearms expert tells of Pistorius’ love of guns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T23:20:18.753-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 11:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • Months before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius said he drew his gun and went into “combat mode” after thinking he heard the noise of an intruder at his home, which turned out to be a washing machine, a South African guns expert testified Monday at the athlete’s murder trial. Sean Rens also said Pistorius wanted to buy seven more guns in 2012 — to add to the 9 mm pistol he already owned for self-defense — and asked the firearm trainer to procure them for him unde...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576935482014-03-17T23:20:18.753-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T23:20:18.753-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693548@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:20:18 MDT Photos of bloodied Pistorius shown at murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57682160-68/pistorius-police-steenkamp-blood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57682160-68/pistorius-police-steenkamp-blood.html.csp">Photos of bloodied Pistorius shown at murder trial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T12:47:32.304-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 12:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • Displaying photographs of a bare-chested Oscar Pistorius standing in his garage on bloodied prosthetic legs and wearing shorts soaked in his girlfriend’s blood, prosecutors attempted Friday to focus attention on the killing for which the double-amputee Olympian is on trial for murder, while the defense poked holes in the police investigation that followed it. The photos were taken in Pistorius’ Pretoria home by police soon after he shot Reeva Steenkamp before dawn on Feb...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57682160@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:47:32 MDT Photos at murder trial show ‘trail of blood’ in Pistorius’ home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57676617-68/pistorius-blood-rensburg-steenkamp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57676617-68/pistorius-blood-rensburg-steenkamp.html.csp">Photos at murder trial show ‘trail of blood’ in Pistorius’ home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T10:23:02.189-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 10:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • Photographs of Oscar Pistorius’ cocked 9 mm pistol lying on a mat on the blood-stained bathroom floor and the blood splatter on walls and furniture in his house were shown at the double-amputee Olympian’s murder trial Thursday, building a detailed picture of the scene where he killed Reeva Steenkamp. One of the first two police officers at the house to investigate the shooting testified that he followed a “trail of blood” when he got there. Former police colonel G.S. van...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676617@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:23:02 MDT Pistorius trial: cricket bat, toilet door shown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57670416-68/door-pistorius-vermeulen-bat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57670416-68/door-pistorius-vermeulen-bat.html.csp">Pistorius trial: cricket bat, toilet door shown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T13:56:16.284-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • Kneeling, a South African police officer on Wednesday swung a cricket bat at a toilet door erected in the courtroom at Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial, using two key pieces of evidence to partially re-enact the night the athlete killed his girlfriend by shooting her through the same door more than a year ago. Then police Col. J.G. Vermeulen faced tough questioning from Pistorius’ defense lawyer, who tried to discredit the police investigation of the shooting and alleged th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576704162014-03-12T13:56:16.284-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-12T13:56:16.284-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670416@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:56:16 MDT Friend: Pistorius shot gun out of car and at cafe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57664860-68/pistorius-fresco-gun-steenkamp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57664860-68/pistorius-fresco-gun-steenkamp.html.csp">Friend: Pistorius shot gun out of car and at cafe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T08:50:04.304-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • A friend of Oscar Pistorius testified in the Olympian’s murder trial Tuesday that the athlete twice fired guns for which the double-amputee is charged with firearms violations. Pistorius denies guilt in both events, which took place before he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Feb. 14, 2013. But his friend, Darren Fresco, testified Tuesday that Pistorius shot a gun through a car’s sunroof, after having an altercation with police and months later in a separate ev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576648602014-03-11T08:50:04.304-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T08:50:04.304-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57664860@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:50:04 MDT Pistorius vomits during graphic testimony in murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659294-68/pistorius-steenkamp-saayman-testimony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659294-68/pistorius-steenkamp-saayman-testimony.html.csp">Pistorius vomits during graphic testimony in murder trial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T08:33:45.035-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 08:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • Oscar Pistorius vomited in the dock and retched repeatedly and loudly at his murder trial Monday as he heard graphic details of the injuries sustained by the girlfriend he shot, including a head wound that was probably instantly fatal according to the pathologist who performed her autopsy. Reeva Steenkamp was shot with bullets designed to expand on impact and cause maximum damage, Prof. Gert Saayman testified after he identified the type of bullet from fragments in Steen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576592942014-03-10T08:33:45.035-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-10T08:33:45.035-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57659294@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:33:45 MDT Oscar Pistorius murder trial grips viewers worldwide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57651620-68/pistorius-trial-south-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57651620-68/pistorius-trial-south-court.html.csp">Oscar Pistorius murder trial grips viewers worldwide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T10:23:22.648-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 10:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PRETORIA, South Africa • During breaks in his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes confers intensely with his camp, murmuring in the ear of his chief defense lawyer. When witnesses testify, the double-amputee athlete takes notes or sits with hands clasped, occasionally covering his face, head bowed, as though troubled by the graphic accounts of how he fatally shot his girlfriend last year. “Make way,” hefty bodyguards bark at the end of the day as they usher 27-year-old Pistorius, who is free...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576516202014-03-08T10:23:22.648-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-08T10:23:22.648-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57651620@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:23:22 MDT Pistorius trial hears damaging testimony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57647510-68/pistorius-taylor-baba-steenkamp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57647510-68/pistorius-taylor-baba-steenkamp.html.csp">Pistorius trial hears damaging testimony</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T18:22:00.425-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">PRETORIA, South Africa • In a day of potentially damaging testimony, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius said at his murder trial Friday that he once shot his gun out of a car sunroof and later cheated on her with the woman he killed last year. And a security guard recalled the athlete telling him everything was “fine” after neighbors reported gunshots coming from Pistorius’ house on the night of her death. The gripping accounts capped the first week of the televised trial of the double-amput...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57647510@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:22:00 MDT Witness: Pistorious asked friend to lie over gun incident http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57636005-68/pistorius-lerena-gun-restaurant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57636005-68/pistorius-lerena-gun-restaurant.html.csp">Witness: Pistorious asked friend to lie over gun incident</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T11:15:18.947-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 11:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • A month before he fatally shot his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius cajoled a friend into taking the blame when a gun was accidentally fired under the Johannesburg restaurant table where he and other friends were sitting, according to testimony Wednesday in the double-amputee runner’s murder trial. ‘”Just say it was you. I don’t want any tension around me,”‘ witness Kevin Lerena remembered Pistorius telling a friend. ‘”There’s too much media hype around me.”‘ The testimony by...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57636005@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:15:18 MDT Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57641935-68/pistorius-stipp-shot-steenkamp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57641935-68/pistorius-stipp-shot-steenkamp.html.csp">Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T13:09:52.309-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner’s murder trial. “I shot her. I thought she was a burglar. I shot her,” radiologist Johan Stipp, a neighbor, recalled Pistorius saying. The worried neighbor had entered Pistorius’ home after hearing screams. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576419352014-03-06T13:09:52.309-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T13:09:52.309-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57641935@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:09:52 MDT