Oscar Pistorius Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Oscar Pistorius, double-amputee and former Olympic sprinter convicted in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Father: Henke Pistorius, a businessman Mother: Sheila Pistorius Education: Attended the University of Pretoria What sentence might Oscar Pistorius get? Remembering the ‘Blade Runner’s’ career Other Facts:Born without fibulas in either leg, doctors amputated both legs below the knee at 11 months of age. Grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. Nicknamed “Blade Runner” and “the fastest man on no legs” because of the carbon-fiber prosthetic blades he wears to run track. Winner of six gold, one silver and one bronze Paralympic medals. First double-amputee athlete to compete against able-bodied runners in the Olympics. Timeline:1987-1988 – Both …

A Colorado Man Allegedly Murdered His Missing Fiance With a Baseball Bat. Now He Faces Trial.

On Thanksgiving Day 2018, Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth vanished without a trace after a trip to the grocery store, where she was pleaded not guilty to according to a September court document. Berreth, a flight instructor at Doss Aviation, was reported her missing to authorities, stating she was concerned because she had not been able to reach her daughter. In her Dec. 2 statement, Cherly said she had contacted Frazee, who was caring for Kaylee at the time, and he revealed that he hadnt spoken to his fiance in days. When authorities entered Berreths home, previously told NBC the couple did not live together because of the economy. The relationship has been good. Theyre loving, Cheryl Berreth claimed in a …

Mom: 8-Year-Old Was Bullied Before Being Found Dead With 4-Year-Old Sister

If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 A Pennsylvania mother who said she found her two children dead in the basement of their home told emergency dispatchers that her son had made threats of doing this, but didnt want to go alone, according to a dispatcher call released this week. The coroner has not recorded an official cause of death for Lisa Snyders son Conner, 8, and daughter Brinley, 4, and the investigation remains open. The tragedy happened Sept. 23, but the details of the dispatcher call, first reported by

Wife of Tarzan Actor Killed by Son Inside California Home: Police

The wife of Tarzan star Ron Ely was fatally stabbed by the couples 30-year-old son inside their California home Tuesday night, authorities said. The Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office said officers responded to a call about a family dispute at the 81-year-old actors home in Hope Ranch, Calif., at about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday night. When deputies entered the home, they discovered the body of 62-year-old Valerie Lundeen Ely, whod suffered multiple stab wounds, a sheriffs office spokesperson said Wednesday. Ron Ely, who portrayed Tarzan in the TV series in the 60s, was not injured and is alive and well, authorities said. The sheriffs office said that while at the scene, deputies identified the suspect as the couples son, 30-year-old …

University of Mississippi Student Found Dead in Apparent Homicide: Police

Authorities believe foul play was involved in the death of a 21-year-old University of Mississippi student whose body was found Saturday morning near a lake about 20 minutes away from campus. Alexandria Ally Kostial, a rising senior, was found by Lafayette County Sheriffs Department officers during their Saturday morning patrol near Sardis Lake. Authorities told The Daily Beast the incident is being investigated as an apparent homicide. It is apparent that foul play was involved, a sheriffs spokesperson said on Monday, declining to provide any additional details about the case while authorities investigate many leads. Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy confirmed that an autopsy for Kostial has been requested but declined to provide further details. Claudia Swyres, told The Daily …

N.J. Cop Claims He Blacked Out Before Killing Estranged Wife, Shooting Her Boyfriend: Authorities

A New Jersey police lieutenant accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife and wounding her new boyfriend Sunday night told authorities he blacked out before spraying bullets, according to a probable cause affidavit. John Formisano, 49, has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and endangering the welfare of the two children he shared with his 37-year-old wife, Christie Formisano. The story was

North Carolina Cop Unleashed Dog, Beat Unarmed Black Man: Prosecutors

A North Carolina cop on trial for brutally beating an unarmed black man who was having a mental episode last April unleashed his K-9 to attack even though he was surrounded by other officers, prosecutors revealed in court Wednesday. The long-awaited assault trial against Wake County Sheriff's Deputy Cameron Broadwell began Wednesday for his involvement in the April 3, 2018 arrest of 30-year-old Kyron Hinton. Prosecutors alleged that Broadwell used excessive force to subdue Hinton after four witnesses called to report him waving his arms and yelling to himself in the middle of a Raleigh highway. Hinton died in February, one day after receiving an $83,000 settlement from Wake County. Prosecutors said his death was unrelated to his 2018 attack. …