Premeditated murder purely circumstantial - judge

2014-09-11 12:23
Oscar Pistorius is seen during his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Pool)

Oscar Pistorius is seen during his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Pool)

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Pretoria - The State has failed to prove that Oscar Pistorius committed premeditated murder, Judge Thokozile Masipa said on Thursday.

The evidence for premeditated murder was "purely circumstantial", she said in the North Gauteng High Court.

"I am here talking about direct intention. The State has clearly not proven beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated murder."

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