culpable homicide

Man allegedly jumped to his death on Cape highway

A case of culpable homicide has been opened by the South African Police Service (SAPS) after a man allegedly jumped off the bridge at Hindle Road onto the R300 South on Wednesday afternoon [September 16]. He has not yet been identified. The incident occurred at about 2pm. According to the[…]

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Motorist in court after killing tourist

A Cape Town man is expected to appear in court on Monday after he allegedly knocked down a group of tourists, killing a Swedish national and leaving five others injured last week. The 28-year-old man was driving along Arum Road in Table View on Wednesday night when he hit the[…]

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SCA to hear why Oscar should be convicted of murder

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) is expected to hear the State’s argument on Tuesday on why former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder, and not culpable homicide. In October last year, High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Pistorius to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend[…]

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Oscar to be sentenced

After a seven-month trial, paralympian Oscar Pistorius will find out his fate on Tuesday in the High Court in Pretoria after his model and law-graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead in his house. Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to hand down her sentence at 9.30am, after finding him guilty[…]

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Closing argument in Oscar sentencing

Closing arguments for sentencing in the culpable homicide case against paralympian Oscar Pistorius are set to be delivered in the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. During this week’s sentencing procedures, the State called two witnesses — the victim Reeva Steenkamp’s cousin, Kim Martin, and the acting national commissioner of[…]

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Oscar guilty of culpable homicide

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in the High Court in Pretoria on Friday. “The unanimous decision of this court is the following. On count one murder…the accused is found is not guilty…instead he is found guilty of culpable homicide,” she said. “There is[…]

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Oscar not a murderer: Judge

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of murder but can still be found guilty of culpable homicide, Judge Thokozile Masipa said in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday. “The accused therefore cannot be found guilty of murder dolus eventualis [legal intent]… that however is not the end of the[…]

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