As Oscar Pistorius' trial continues, more is being revealed about what happened the day he allegedly shot his girlfriend, Reva Steenkamp, to death. One witness has now testified that Pistorius prayed over Steenkamp's body as she lay dying.
"It was obvious that she was mortally wounded," radiologist Johan Stripp testified. "I tried to assist her. I tried to open an airway. I went near her and as I bent down, I also noticed a man on the left, kneeling by her side. He had his left hand on her right groin, and his right hand, the second and third fingers in her mouth."
Stripp said that he saw a wound in Steenkamp's right thigh, upper arm, and the right side of the head. He tried to help in whatever way he could until authorities arrived, but Steenkamp didn't survive the shooting. more >>
A grandpa wrestling in college managed to become co-captain of the wrestling team while maintaining a great GPA. 44-year-old Rick Chapman of Maine is studying to be a lawyer after a career as a paramedic and firefighter, but his extracurricular activity is kicking the butts of men half his age.
Last weekend Champman's dream came true: he wrestled in the NCAA Division III Northeast regional tournament for the University of Southern Maine. Even though he had a fractured rib, he fought through his one and only match but couldn't secure the victory. His season ended 32-46 without any wins in the post-season.
Being a grandpa wrestling in college wasn't Chapman's intention— he had made it into college years ago after nearly winning the state wrestling championship in high school twice. However, he had to drop out of school his freshman year when his fiancée became pregnant with his child. more >>
Leading neurologists fear that Formula One champion Michael Schumacher may not be himself if he ever wakes up from a medically-induced coma. Schumacher has been under heavy sedation for the past two months in order to stabilize his condition and give his body a chance to recover.
"Michael is still in the wake-up phase," Schumacher's agent, Sabine Kehm, told The Independent. "This phase can be long. I also repeat – Michael's family is very happy and confident with the work of the team of doctors treating Michael, and they trust them completely. Michael's condition is still considered as stable."
He suffered a brief setback when he became ill with pneumonia and doctors had to stop the "waking-up" process. But now that appears to be back on track, which could mean that Schumacher is awake before long. Neurologists are cautious about bringing Schumacher "back" and warn that he could be a completely different person after suffering such a severe injury. more >>
Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year. A neighbor kicked off the trial with her testimony that she hear "blood-curdling" screams coming from the Pistorius residence, but the defense maintained that the screams were those of Pistorius and not Steenkamp.
"I woke up from a woman's terrible screams," Michelle Burger testified in court. "I sat upright in bed. My husband also woke up from the screams. You could hear it was blood-curdling screams. You can't translate it into words. The anxiousness in her voice and fear. It leaves you cold."
Burger lived 850 feet from Pistorius at the time of the murder. She testified that she heard one gunshot followed by a pause and another three rapid shots. However, the defense attorney, Barry Roux, suggested that what Burger actually heard was Pistorius trying to break down the bathroom door with his cricket bat. more >>
Boston College's Alex Amidon may give up a career in the NFL for an opportunity with the elite Navy SEAL team. Amidon is Boston College's all-time leading receiver and was likely to be chosen for a career in the NFL after graduation, but the senior is hoping for something even fewer people have ever achieved.
"To be honest, I never really gave the records much thought during the season and I still haven't," Amidon told The Republican during an interview. "Perhaps a little further down the line, I'll reflect on them and what it all means, but I'm not at that point yet. Right now I'm looking forward to graduating in June with a degree in English and enjoying my last semester in college."
According to BC Interruption, a Boston College website, Amidon made the announcement to join the Navy during a Gridiron Club meeting. His decision has brought a lot of support from fans and many who didn't even know who he was before the announcement. Twitter is filled with posts of support and amazement that someone so young would give up a lucrative NFL career in order to serve his country. more >>
When 15-year-old Caleb was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain and spine cancer it took away many of the dreams he had to accomplish in his life.
However, there was one dream that he was determined to still experience - riding the waves.
When Make-A-Wish asked what he wished for, he said he wanted to surf with the dog he saw on ESPN named Ricochet, who was specially trained to surf with kids who have disabilities. The pair had an amazing time riding the waves together, and now Caleb is still fighting for his goal to beat cancer. more >>