Oscar Pistorius Verdict: Judge Says Athlete Not Guilty Of Murder
Oscar Pistorius found not guilt of premeditated murder of Reeva Steenkamp.
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Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steencamp.
State prosecutors have failed to prove that Oscar Pistorius is guilty of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the South African judge handling the case said Thursday as part of an ongoing verdict being delivered in a courtroom in Pretoria.
During the trial, prosecutors said the shooting took place on Feb. 14, 2013, after the couple had an argument.
If Pistorius has been found guilty of premeditated murder he could have received 25 years in jail.
However, Pistorius, 27, denied any argument took place. He claimed he thought Steenkamp was in bed and that he accidentally shot her through the bathroom door, mistakenly believing there was an intruder in his home.