Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius reacts in the dock as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her verdict during his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. Masipa ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but said he was negligent, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge has declared Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder and premeditated murder in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The double-amputee Olympic runner was convicted today of the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or negligent killing.

The sentence can range from a suspended sentence and a fine to up to 15 years in prison. Sentencing will come at a later date.

 

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