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Ilse de Lange
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12 Sep 2014
11:09 am

Charges against Oscar Pistorius – how the judge ruled

Ilse de Lange

A breakdown of how Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in the High Court in Pretoria on the charges facing Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Judge Thokozile Masipa reads her verdict in the murder trial of paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, Thursday, 11 September 2014. Picture: Kim Ludbrook/EPA/Pool

Murder – That on 14 February 2013 at Silverwoods Country Estate, Pretoria, Pistorius unlawfully and intentionally killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Verdict: Not guilty of murder, not guilty of premeditated murder. Guilty on alternative charge of culpable homicide.

Contravening the Firearms Control Act. That on 30 September 2012 Pistorius unlawfully fired a shot through the open sunroof of a car near Modderfontein in Kempton Park.

Verdict: Not guilty.

Contravening the Firearms Control Act. That in January 2013 at Tasha’s Restaurant in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Pistorius unlawfully discharged a firearm in a public place without good reason to do so.

Verdict: Guilty.

Contravening the Firearms Control Act. That on 16 February 2013 at Silverwoods Country Estate Pistorius unlawfully had .38 ammunition in his possession.

Verdict: Not guilty.