South African Paralympic, Oscar Pistorius, has been found guilty of culpable homicide, in the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Masipa cleared him of murder yesterday, she said there was not enough evidence to support a murder conviction for Pistorius’. Pistorius fatally shot Steenkamp in his home on Feb. 14, 2013. He said he mistook her for an intruder, while the prosecution argued he killed her intentionally after an argument.
Judge Masipa said that Pistorius was negligent, which has now led to a conviction for culpable homicide, or a negligent killing. The sentence for such a crime is at the judge’s discretion, and it can range from a suspended sentence and a fine to years in prison.