Oscar acquitted of illegal posession of ammunition
Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of a charge of illegal possession of ammunition.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on Friday, 12 September 2014 where judgment in his trial will continue. Pistorius has been acquitted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.”The accused therefore cannot be found guilty of murder dolus eventualis [legal intent]… that however is not the end of the matter as culpable homicide is a competent verdict,” said Judge Thokozile Masipa on Thursday.The State has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated murder. Picture: Alon Skuy/Times Media Group/Pool
Judge Thokozile Masipa said the State failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.
“He therefore cannot be found guilty on this count,” she said in the High Court in Pretoria.
Count 4 relates to the illegal possession of ammunition after the police found .38 ammunition in the safe of Pistorius’s home after the shooting.
Also on Friday, Masipa found Pistorius guilty of discharging a firearm in a restaurant, but not guilty on another charge of firing a shot through a sunroof.