Verdict Imminent in Oscar Pistorius Trial
Oscar Pistorius will soon find out whether he’s been found guilty of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.
Judge Thokozile Masipa is set to deliver her verdict at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, after a 41-day trial that started March 3.
While the prosecution argues that Pistorius deliberately fired four hollow-point bullets at Steenkamp in a bathroom at his home after an argument, the defense says he mistook her for an intruder, and her death was a “huge, unfortunate mistake.”
Masipa can either acquit Pistorius or hand down one of three guilty verdicts: premeditated murder, murder in the second degree or culpable homicide, which is the negligent unlawful killing of a person.
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