Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charges
September 11 , 2014
Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of all murder charges.
Judge Thokozile Masipa said the prosecution had been unable to prove that the star South African athlete deliberately killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius, who was known as the ‘Blade Runner’ for running on prosthetic legs, has claimed throughout the trial that he thought he was firing at an intruder who had broken into the house in February 2013, and only later realized that Steenkamp had been shot.