Oscar Pistorius Acquitted of Murder But Negligent of Homicide

Oscar Pistorius, who shot his girlfriend 4 times through a bathroom door on Valentine’s Day, was acquitted of murder on Thursday. The ruling came after witness testimony became unreliable and evidence circumstantial. However, Judge Thokozile Masipa did say that he could be guilty of negligent homicide.

But the judge said she did not find sufficient evidence to prove the prosecution’s contention that Pistorius intended to kill Reeva Steenkamp after the couple had an argument, though she did conclude that the athlete was negligent in firing his weapon four times through the door of a toilet cubicle in his residence, in which Steenkamp had locked herself.

The judge knew he was full of s**t but had to side with the law.

Masipa also found that Pistorius was a “poor witness” who was evasive and argumentative on the witness stand. She said he was not honest with the court when he denied any intention to shoot on the night of the killing. She also rejected the defense argument that this was because he was under stress and on medication.

But while noting that this dishonesty was not enough to imply he must be guilty of premeditation, she found he clearly knew right from wrong and was acting consciously when he armed himself and approached the bathroom.

Pistorius claimed he thought Steenkamp was an intruder. Who had locked herself in the bathroom. Because that’s what burglars do. Lock themselves in the bathroom fearing for their life.

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