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02-14-2013, 12:53 AM
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Joe T Choker
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Sad news out of South Africa (Oct. 2014 upd: 5-year jail sentence)

Apparently, Oscar Pestorius shot and killed his girlfriend thinking she was a robber

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Mod edit to include September 11, 2014 ruling:

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

Quote:
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt the double-amputee Olympian acted negligently when he fatally shot Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home in the predawn hours of Valentine's Day last year. In a moment of high-drama, she then stopped reading out her judgment in the six-month-long trial and adjourned until Friday. A formal judgment in the case that has riveted much of South Africa and the world is expected on Friday.

If Pistorius is acquitted of murder, he could still be sent to jail for years if convicted of culpable homicide.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT

Guilty of Culpable Homicide


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