A South African Court has ruled out the case of murder in the on-going Oscar Pistorius-Reeva Steenkamp trial.
Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder
No ruling yet on culpable homicide as at the time of this report.
Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa this morning, Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that it is irrelevant that Pistorius thought he shot an intruder, when he actually shot Steenkamp.
'Pistorius had intention to shoot the person in the toilet - but not the intention to kill', Masipa says.
Masipa however says there's no doubt that when Pistorius shot through the door, he acted unlawfully.
No ruling yet on culpable homicide as at the time of this report but if Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of culpable homicide, the sentence he faces is at Judge Masipa's discretion.
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