Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, after he was cleared of intentionally murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

updated: September 12, 2014 14:50 IST
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File photo: Oscar Pistorius in a court in Pretoria.

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Pretoria: Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty on Friday of culpable homicide in shooting dead his glamorous girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a conviction that could result in a lengthy jail term.

A day after acquitting Pistorius of a more serious charge of murder, South African Judge Thokozile Masipa said that Pistorius had acted "negligently" when firing four hollow point rounds into a locked toilet door in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013.

On the charge of murder, Masipa said: "the accused is found not guilty and is discharged, instead he is found guilty of culpable homicide."

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