Advocates say little can be done when clients are determined to do themselves in. On the scale of accused gone bad, Oscar Pistorius barely registers.
After a week of testifying, Oscar Pistorius says he was innocent of intentionally shooting his girfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Before ending his cross-examination, prosecutor Gerrie Nel questioned Oscar Pistorius over what he heard and did before he shot Reeva Steenkamp.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has accused Oscar Pistorius of faking emotional distress while being cross-examined about shooting Reeva Steenkamp.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has asked Oscar Pistorius why he never mentioned anything about the toilet door slamming in his bail application or plea.
Oscar Pistorius has told court he never looked at Reeva Steenkamp before he rushed to confront a suspected intruder.
If the accused intended to kill A rather than B but did kill B, murder could be a competent verdict.
Did the Bladerunner's athletic success really lose him the right to claim he feels vulnerable?
Oscar Pistorius says he asked Reeva Steenkamp not to mention a gun allegedly firing in a restaurant because he expected the media to print lies.
As Gerrie Nel questioned Oscar Pistorius in court, some were pleased with the prosecutor's approach while others wondered if Nel had gone too far.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel had little patience for murder accused Oscar Pistorius during cross-examination and derided his claims of an accident.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has admitted in his murder trial that a comment he made about an exploding watermelon he shot at was distasteful.
An unusual defence and the evidence he volunteered will likely see Oscar Pistorius face five lines of questioning with varying degrees of discomfort.
Oscar Pistorius has testified that he panicked when he heard what he believed was a burglar on the night he shot dead Reeva Steenkamp.
A tearful Oscar Pistorius has taken the stand in his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, and has apologised to her family for her death.
Haji Mohamed Dawjee imagines a letter of thanks from Oscar Pistorius.
Oscar Pistorius will take the stand in his murder trial, his defence team has confirmed.
The court has heard Oscar Pistorius's phone history, which focused particularly on the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
The office of the chief justice has announced that the murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been extended until mid-May.
Most of those reporting on Oscar Pistorius's murder trial have opined on the way evidence should be judged despite no legal training or knowledge.