Stories by Christopher Torchia

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Runner's lawyer tries to discredit investigation

PRETORIA, South Africa - A South African police officer swung a cricket bat at Oscar Pistorius' bullet-marked bathroom door during his murder trial on Wednesday, using two key pieces of evidence ...
By Christopher Torchia

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pistorius trial gives rare glimpse into South African justice system

The drama of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been captivating people around the world and especially South Africans.
By Christopher Torchia

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Witness testifies Pistorius tried to revive girlfriend

PRETORIA, South Africa - As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by ...
By Christopher Torchia

Monday, March 3, 2014

Pistorius trial witness heard screams

A neighbor testified Monday and described the sound of what she said were four gunshots and recalled the "blood-curdling screams" of a woman.
By Christopher Torchia

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Mandela dead at 95

Nelson Mandela, the beloved statesmen and colossus of the 20th century who emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
By Christopher Torchia

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

Pistorius wants to resume training

Oscar Pistorius on Monday informed South African authorities that he wants to resume athletic training while on bail for the murder case against him, a government official said.
By Christopher Torchia

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Pistorius released on bail

Oscar Pistorius walked out of a South African court Friday a free man - for now - after a magistrate agreed to release him on bail.
By Christopher Torchia

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Chief investigator in Pistorius case replaced

PRETORIA, South Africa - South African police appointed a new chief investigator Thursday in the Oscar Pistorius murder case, replacing a veteran detective after unsettling revelations that the ...
By Christopher Torchia
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