Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

accreditation

"Evidential material before this court... shows that the accused acted negligently when he fired into the toilet door, knowing there was someone behind the door," Masipa said.

"It cannot be said that the accused did not entertain a genuine belief that there was an intruder in the toilet who posed a threat to him...

"It could not be said that he foresaw that either the deceased or anyone else for that matter might be killed when he fired the shots at that door."

He was also acquitted on charges of illegal possession of ammunition and one of the charges on the illegal discharge of a firearm in a public place.

But he was found guilty on the illegal discharge of a firearm in the restaurant Tashas in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg in January 2013.

Source : Sapa

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24