Oscar Pistorius: Judgment day

2014-09-12 08:20

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Oscar Pistorius will hear today if the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria finds him guilty of culpable homicide.

This was after Judge Thokozile Masipa acquitted the athlete of murder during the first half of her judgment yesterday.

Read: Oscar Pistorius verdict: More questions than answers

However, Masipa found that Pistorius was negligent when he fired four shots into a toilet cubicle that killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Masipa adjourned proceedings before dealing with the matter of whether he was guilty of culpable homicide.

Pistorius (27) said he thought an intruder was behind the door of the toilet in his Pretoria home when he shot through it. He fired four times killing Steenkamp on February 14 2013.

The state argued the murder was premeditated.

Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, and to three firearm-related charges.

When Masipa found Pistorius could not be found guilty of murder Pistorius heaved a sigh of relief.

During the reading of the judgment he sat in the dock weeping, shaking and clenching his jaw.


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