Olympic Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius Convicted of Culpable Homicide

Oscar Pistorius, the paralympic track star from South Africa, was charged with murder in February 2013, after he shot his girlfriend dead on Valentine’s Day.

Police said there were previous “domestic incidents” at the residence.

On Friday, Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable manslaughter.
BBC reported:

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide after the judge found he killed his girlfriend by mistake.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said the athlete acted “negligently” when he fired shots through a toilet door, but in the “belief that there was an intruder”.

She said the state had failed to prove he intended to kill Reeva Steenkamp.

The judge allowed Pistorius to remain on bail ahead of sentencing which is to take place on 13 October.

Arnold Pistorius, the athlete’s uncle, said the family was “deeply grateful” to the judge for finding him not guilty of murder and that a “big burden” had been lifted.

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Pistorius was the first double amputee to run in the able-bodied Olympics and reached the 400 semi-finals in London 2012. (Daily Mail)

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