Reeva Steenkamp

Escorted by police and security, Oscar Pistorius leaves the court  in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa  ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp,  but said he was negligent and convicted him of culpable homicide. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Pistorius could get 15 years for culpable homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said […]


Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11 2014. The verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present. She will decide with the help of two legal assessors if Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

Judge: Pistorius can’t be found guilty of murder

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 […]