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Title:
One tragic night : the Oscar Pistorius murder trial
Author:
Wiener, Mandy, author.
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Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
568 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color portraits ; 25 cm
Summary:
"At 8:03 on the morning of Valentine's Day 2013, news broke that the Paralympic superstar had shot and killed his girlfriend at his home in a housing estate in Pretoria. Within minutes, the story reverberated around the world as banners flashed across television screens broadcasting global news networks. At first glance, it appeared to be a heart-wrenching, tragic accident. Pistorius had mistaken Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder, reminiscent of a similar incident involving a retired rugby player who had shot his daughter a decade earlier. This resonated with an empathetic South African society rattled by a pervasive fear of violent crime. But as the morning unfolded, a second version of events began to reveal itself, indicating that the country's celebrated icon, its 'Golden Boy', may have murdered his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in a fit of rage."-- From publisher's description.
General Note:
"First published in South Africa by Pan Macmillan South Africa"-- Title page verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250046178
Format :
Book

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At 08:03 on the morning of Valentine's Day 2013, news broke that Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic superstar known as the "Blade Runner," had shot and killed his girlfriend at his luxury home in Pretoria, South Africa. Within minutes, the story reverberated around the world as banners flashed across television screens broadcasting global news networks. At first glance, it appeared to be a heart-wrenching, tragic accident. The athlete had mistaken beautiful Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder. But as the morning unfolded, a second version of events began to reveal itself, indicating that the country's celebrated icon, its "Golden Boy," may have murdered his model girlfriend in a fit of rage.

In this vivid and insightful narrative, South African journalists Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman reveal the true story of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, from that horrific night to the announcement of the shocking verdict. Drawing on evidence from the trial as well as on-the-ground interviews with family and friends of Oscar and Reeva, this is the authoritative account of one of the most high-profile trials of the 21st century, from the night of the killings to the controversial verdict. .


Author Notes

Mandy Wiener is an award-winning investigative journalist and author who has been reporting on crime in South Africa for the past decade. Her book Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed was a South African publishing phenomenon, with nearly 80,000 copies sold to date.
Barry Bateman has been reporting in Pretoria, Pistorius's hometown, for the past decade. He was among the first journalists on the scene of the shooting and has been covering every development since.


Table of Contents

Valentine's Dayp. 1
A Lioness's Legacyp. 31
The Bullet in the Chamberp. 59
Breaking News - Barry Batemanp. 92
The Police Briefingp. 95
Fall from Grace - Mandy Wienerp. 98
The First Appearancep. 103
The Legal Teamsp. 106
Reeva's Last Photo Shootp. 119
A Weekend in Jailp. 125
Saying Goodbye to Reevap. 129
The Bail Applicationp. 131
Bumbling Bothap. 139
From Investigating Officer to Accusedp. 149
Judgment in the Bail Hearingp. 154
Meet the Magistratep. 160
Life Carries Onp. 171
Facing the Lawp. 180
The State vs OLC Pistoriusp. 201
My Ladyp. 206
A Plea of Not Guiltyp. 215
What the Neighbours Heardp. 222
The Last Mealp. 251
The Doorp. 269
The Batp. 281
The Blood and the Bowlp. 291
ContraDixonp. 296
Jack of all Trades, Master of 'Nine'p. 307
The Gunshotsp. 314
The Sound and the Furyp. 324
Pasta, with a Side of Gunfirep. 329
The Secrets of the Missing Applep. 358
Taking the Standp. 387
OscarÆs Versionp. 391
Trapped in a Secretp. 410
Reasonably, Possibly Truep. 421
Contaminated, Disturbed, Tamperedp. 425
Zombie Stopperp. 443
Full Combat Recon Modep. 447
The Imagined Intruderp. 451
State of Mindp. 457
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)p. 468
The 'Two Oscars'p. 475
Anatomy Lessonp. 478
The Jerry Maguire Factorp. 481
The 'Third Startle'p. 485
Oscar's Changing Defencep. 495
I Put it to You - Closing Argumentsp. 501
The Scales of Justicep. 519
Judgment Dayp. 530
Sequence of Eventsp. 558
Floor Plan of the Crime Scenep. 559
Referencesp. 560
Acknowledgementsp. 565