Oscar Pistorius: Appeals Court Finds Him Guilty of Murder

ParaOlympian champion Oscar Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (Photo Credit: Google Images)

ParaOlympian champion Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
(Photo Credit: Google Images)

BBC News is reporting Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after a South African appeals court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict. The author writes:

“Pistorious killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after shooting four times through a locked toilet door.

He is currently under house arrest after spending one year of his original five-year sentence in jail.

Pistorius will have to return to court to be re-sentenced, for murder.

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the lower court did not correctly apply the rule of dolus eventualis – whether Pistorius knew that a death would be a likely result of his actions.

The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years, but judges can apply some discretion.”

Read more at BBC News.

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