Published On: Thu, Sep 11th, 2014

Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder , awaits manslaughter verdict

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has ruled out a verdict of premeditated murder, saying the prosecution failed to prove he killed his girlfriend deliberately after a disagreement.But Judge Thokozile Masipa also rejected the defence’s argument that the athlete lacked criminal capacity.The judge added she was satisfied the accused ‘could distinguish between right and wrong’.

She said he was an evasive witness but this did not mean he was guilty.

The Olympic sprinter denies murdering Ms Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year, saying he believed there was an intruder.

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