State to appeal Oscar Pistorius conviction and sentence

South Africa’s state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

“Oscar Pistorius judgement, NPA will be … Read the rest

Waterkloof 4 – Exploring the trial

Kevin_Kingby Kevin King

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Most of us are aware of the ongoing saga of the Waterkloof 4 (Tiedt, van Schalkwyk, Becker & Du Preez), four underage white boys convicted of having assaulted and killed a homeless … Read the rest

Q&A: The trial of ousted Egyptian president Morsi

Mohammed Morsi
Mohammed Morsi

Another former president of Egypt is going on trial. Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist leader who became the country’s first freely elected president only to be ousted by the military after a year in office, faces charges he incited … Read the rest

Boeremag trial: ‘I am not a racist,’ says Dr Lets Pretorius

Dr Lets Pretorius
Dr Lets Pretorius

Boeremag member Dr Lets Pretorius told the High Court in Pretoria on Monday he was not a racist and had never been in favour of using violence to achieve change.

Testifying in mitigation of sentence, he said … Read the rest

Pistorius, Steenkamp, civil suit: report

Reeva Steenkamp
Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers are trying to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the parents of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, The Times reported on Tuesday.

Pistorius’s lawyer Kenny Oldwage confirmed that they were in discussions with the Steenkamp family.… Read the rest

Zimmerman acquitted of all charges in Trayvon Martin murder case

George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman

George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges on Saturday for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in this central Florida town in February of last year.

If he had been convicted, the 29-year-old former neighborhood … Read the rest

Second defendant starts testimony in Germany’s neo-Nazi trial

Beate Zschaepe

The second of the five defendants began testimony Thursday at Germany’s landmark trial over racially inspired murders – the work, according to prosecutors, of a trio of neo-Nazis.

Holger G, who is alleged to have aided the killer … Read the rest