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Oscar Pistorius Convicted of Murder by Appeals Court

South Africa's top appeals court has overturned a lesser judgement and convicted superstar athlete Oscar Pistorius of murder — agreeing with prosecutors who say he meant to kill when he shot dead his girlfriend. Before he began his lengthy remarks, South African Judge of Appeal Eric Leach described the case as “a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.” No less dramatic was his final ruling nearly an hour later. In calm, detailed language, he methodically dismantled...

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