murder charge

If convicted, Pistorius could return to jail: Expert

If the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) replaces Oscar Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction with murder on Thursday, it could order that he be taken back to prison pending a possible high court hearing on his sentencing, an expert has said. Marius du Toit, a defence lawyer and former prosecutor, told[…]

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SCA nears Oscar ruling

An official says that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) is finalising a decision on whether to send Oscar Pistorius back to prison by overturning a lower court’s manslaughter conviction and finding the Paralympian guilty of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Paul Myburgh, registrar of the Supreme Court of Appeal, told[…]

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Egyptian court drops Mubarak murder charge

An Egyptian court dismissed Saturday a murder charge against former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising, after a dramatic retrial in which he defended his three-decade rule. The court also acquitted the ex-strongman of a corruption charge, but he will remain in detention because[…]

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Man found eating heart claims self defence

A Zimbabwean, who was found apparently eating the heart of a man he had allegedly killed, had acted in self defence, the Athlone Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town heard on Wednesday. Andrew Chimboza, 35, who runs a window-tinting business, said he visited a female client in Gugulethu at night to[…]

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