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Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the verdict in a South Africa courtroom on Friday. The disgraced athlete reportedly showed no emotion.

Soon after, he was released on bail.

Pistorius’ sentencing will take place on Oct. 13. Punishment for culpable homicide (similar to involuntary manslaughter in the US) can range from a suspended sentence and a fine to 15 years in prison, says People.


The 27-year-old was also sentenced on one of three other charges; he was convicted of firing a gun in public, and acquitted on two firearms-related charges.

On Thursday, the judge found Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder, but found him “negligent.”

Pistorius’ defense claimed that he mistook Steenkamp, who was locked in a bathroom in his home, for an intruder.