Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide
12 September 2014, 11:25
Pretoria - Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty
of culpable homicide in the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
He was found not guilty of premeditated murder.
Pistorius was also found not guilty of firing a shot through
an open sunroof and for the illegal possession of ammunition, but was found
guilty of firing a shot in a Johannesburg restaurant in 2013.
Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down her judgment in the North
Gauteng High Court on Friday.
Pistorius, 27, killed his model girlfriend
in his Pretoria home in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.
He was charged with murder.
He also faced three charges of contravening the Firearms
Control Act - for illegally possessing ammunition, for firing a shot through
the open sunroof of a car in 2012, and for firing a shot in a Johannesburg
restaurant in 2013.