Ebony Wilkerson is now facing three counts of attempted first-degree murder for driving her three children into the Atlantic Ocean. Witnesses say the kids called for help, screaming that their mother was trying to kill them. Wilkerson denies trying to harm anyone, but rescuers say she tried to stop them from saving the children. Nick Valencia has the latest on the case.
Anderson discussed this with Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin and reproductive psychiatrist Dr. Catherine Birndorf who says in Wilkerson's mind "she may have thought she was helping her kids."
The Oscar Pistorius murder trial begins on Monday. The Olympian known to millions as the "Blade Runner" is charged with killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It's being called South Africa's "trial of the century." Randi Kaye takes a look back at the events that brought Pistorius to this point.
South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius broke down in court today as he was officially charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Today's indictment comes six months after her death, on what would have been her 30th birthday. 360's Drew Griffin takes a closer look at the case, and spoke with Steenkamp's family. They explained why they will not be attending Pistorius' trial.
Oscar Pistorius does not deny killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he claims it was an accident. Today he was charged with premeditated murder, and if convicted he could face a mandatory life sentence. But do prosecutors have a strong enough case against him? Anderson discussed it with senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and Kelly Phelps, a law professor at the University of Cape Town.
A judge granted a two-month delay in the trial of Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic athlete who's charged with premeditated murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was back in court on Tuesday for the first time since he was granted bail in February.
The double amputee track star killed the woman he calls the love of his life on Valentine's Day in his apartment. His next court date is scheduled for August 19, which would have been Steenkamp's 30th birthday. Anderson Cooper reports on the case.
A South African judge lifted the travel ban on athlete Oscar Pistorius, allowing the accused murderer to compete abroad. Judge Bert Bam also ruled that Pistorius can drink alcohol and return to the scene of the crime – his home. He's been living with his uncle since he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February.
Pistorius' attorney had requested lenient bail conditions so the track star could compete abroad to earn money, possibly for his legal defense. There are restrictions he'll need to comply with that pertain to monitoring his whereabouts. Pistorius will need to give his itinerary to the court a week in advance and surrender his passport within a day after returning to the country.
CNN's Drew Griffin spoke with the victim's uncle, Mike Steenkamp, who says the family won't comment on the recent court proceedings except to say, "We're feeling a little bit lost about that." They've decided not to be present in court for any part of the upcoming trial.
CNN's Drew Griffin reports on Oscar Pistorius' request for leniency on the conditions of his bail, including traveling outside of South Africa while he awaits trial. He's charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in his home. The national prosecutor's office says it's going to oppose the lifting of the travel ban.
A BBC report quoted a friend of Pistorius claiming the athlete is suicidal. Pistorius' uncle says that's not the case. In a statement, Arnold Pistorius writes, "Oscar, broken as he currently is, believes he has a purpose in life and is working towards that."
Griffin also reports that Pistorius is selling his home and several racehorses to cover the cost of his defense.
Mike Steenkamp still wakes up in the morning expecting a phone call from his niece. That call never comes.
"It hasn't really sunk in to my way of thinking," he said.
Steenkamp and his daughter Kim Martin told CNN's Drew Griffin this week that they aren't focusing on why Reeva Steenkamp is gone. She was shot and killed just three weeks ago by her boyfriend, Olympian and South African track star Oscar Pistorius.
They are trying to avoid the speculation and debate that swirl around whether Pistorius intentionally shot and killed his 29-year-old girlfriend or whether he mistook her for an intruder. He's been charged with premeditated murder.
Editor's note: Reeva Steenkamp's family speaks exclusively to CNN about their loss and accused murderer Oscar Pistorius. Tune in on Thursday at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
Oscar Pistorius first gained international fame amid a raging debate over whether his prosthetic legs would give him a competitive advantage in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Today, the disabled track star finds himself in the middle of a more serious controversy: whether he intentionally shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, or whether he mistook her for an intruder.
Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder and his trial is sure to provoke worldwide news coverage (no date has been set yet).
The South African athlete's spectacular fall from grace shocked many who were inspired by his remarkable story of overcoming adversity to become an Olympian and a national hero.
Reeva Steenkamp was a successful model with a law degree and dreams. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on a young life cut short.