Olympian Pistorius: No Premeditated Murder Verdict
Olympian Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend back in February of 2013. That's the ruling of a judge in South Africa after months legal proceedings and a trial.
The judge says the prosecution did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the shooting was premeditated. But, the judge can still rule the Pistorius is guilty of "culpable murder" which refers to a negligent killing and he still could be face time in jail for that charge.
Pistorius gained attention in 2012 when he became the first double leg amputee to participate in the the Olympics. He won two gold medals and a silver medal in runnings events.
Pistorius admits to shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. He claims it was an accident and says he thought it was an intruder.
"Culpable homicide is a competent verdict," the judge said. But, she did not offer a formal ruling and court was adjourned for the day.