June 4th, 2013
10:15 PM ET

Track star back in court on murder charges

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.

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March 28th, 2013
10:21 PM ET

Pistorius can travel while awaiting trial

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.

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March 11th, 2013
10:46 PM ET

Pistorius wants to travel before 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.

Watch Soccer player: Pistorius has dark side

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March 6th, 2013
11:32 PM ET

Cousin: Steenkamp wasn't in love

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.

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March 5th, 2013
10:24 PM ET

Soccer player: Pistorius has dark side

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.


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February 22nd, 2013
11:31 PM ET

Remembering Reeva Steenkamp

Reeva Steenkamp was a successful model with a law degree and dreams. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on a young life cut short.

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February 22nd, 2013
11:30 PM ET

How Oscar Pistorius became a hero to so many

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on accused murderer Oscar Pistorius' extraordinary journey to Olympic fame.

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February 22nd, 2013
11:25 PM ET

Toobin: Bail is huge victory for Pistorius

Jeffrey Toobin and Mark Geragos analyze a judge's decision to grant accused murderer Oscar Pistorius bail.

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February 22nd, 2013
11:16 PM ET

Steenkamp's cousin: Truth will come out

Reeva Steenkamp's cousin says she has many questions about the night the model was killed in Oscar Pistorius' home. She spoke with CNN's Jake Tapper.

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February 22nd, 2013
10:50 PM ET

Dramatic Pistorius bail hearing

The judge who granted bail to Oscar Pistorius said the decision wasn't easy, but also cited errors by the prosecution. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

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