Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide
September 12 , 2014
A judge in South Africa has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide a day after he was acquitted of the more serious charge of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Thokozile Masipa said the star South African athlete had acted “negligently” by firing through a toilet door but she agreed with him that he mistakenly believed he was shooting an intruder.
Masipa said the prosecution had failed to prove that Pistorius intended to kill Steenkamp.
The sprinter could spend up to 15 years in prison.