Some news agencies are already saying the Pistorius trial could be South Africa's very own OJ Simpson-style trial. Host Aaron Schachter speaks with journalist Des Latham, news editor of SummitTV in Johannesburg.
Details emerged Tuesday about the defense athlete Oscar Pistorius is using in the shooting death of his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. Host Aaron Schachter talks with The Worlds Anders Kelto in Cape Town.
All this week, judges in Pretoria's High Court heard witnesses describe what happened last Valentine's Day, when Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. For South Africans, it is the first time a trial has been broadcast on TV, and they are following it like a prime-time crime show.
After a long and very public trial, Oscar Pistorius will not be convicted of murder — but he could still go to prison for "culpable homicide." Many South Africans were shocked by the acquittal for murder, since Pistorius did not come off well during the trial.
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The case also held symbolic meaning as a popular white athlete was sentenced by a black female judge.