Friday, September 12, 2014

Pistorius Guilty of Something: Culpable Homicide


Just one day after declaring that former Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a South African judge has found him guilty of culpable homicide.

For those unclear what that means, it's similar to Negligent Homicide in the U.S.

Judge Thokozile Masipa told the courtroom she was not convinced that prosecutors did enough to prove Pistorius shot Steenkamp in the middle of the night at his home on purpose.

Rather, the charges say that Pistorius is guilty of being responsible for her death.

Pistorius is out of jail on bail while awaiting sentencing for the shooting. According to reports, that sentence could be anywhere from fine and probation to 15-years in jail. Sentencing is scheduled for mid-October.

Here's the latest from SABC

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