Pistorius Convicted Of Culpable Homicide
Oscar Pistorius, who yesterday was cleared of murder yesterday, has now been convicted of culpable homicide.
Judge Thokozile Masipa accepted the athlete’s defense that he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder. But she found that he was negligent when he fired four shots into the door of a toilet cubicle where the 29-year-old model had locked herself in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year.
The judge asked Pistorius to stand to hear the verdict.
“The accused is found not guilty and discharged,” she said of the murder charges. “Instead he is found guilty of culpable homicide.”
Pistorius could face 15 years in jail.[su_csky_ad]