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Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

12 September 2014, 11:14

Pretoria - South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death 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.

Also Read: Pistorius accused of crocodile tears

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.

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