Oscar Pistorius has been dramatically cleared of the most serious charges against him over the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
“There are not enough facts to prove such a finding“, Judge Thokozile Masipa said as she found him not guilty of premeditated murder.
According to my source, she also found him not guilty of murder without pre-planning, but she could still find him guilty culpable homicide (manslaughter), which carries up to a 15-year prison sentence.
The South African Paralympic champion nicknamed Blade Runner shot Steenkamp dead through the closed door of a toilet cubicle at his home in Pretoria on Valentine’s Day last year. He had claimed he shot her by mistake.