South African Oscar Pistorius, 27 a double amputee, won fame and adulation for running in the 2012 Olympic Games in London on prosthetic legs. Pistorius was accused of killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkemp last year. On Friday Pistorius was cleared of murder instead the Judge, found him guilty of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa accepted the athlete’s defense that he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder.
Pistorius could face significant prison time — or none at all — depending on how reckless he was in the judge’s view. A sentencing hearing is scheduled Oct. 13, when the defense and prosecution will make submissions to the court. Read more latimes.com