Judge finds Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder

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Judge Masipa has read much of her judgement and she’s just found Oscar

Pistorius not guilty of murder.

The judge said there were not enough facts to prove the most serious

charge of pre-meditated murder. She said the case was based entirely

on circumstantial evidence and dismissed the witness testimony.

She said the witnesses were unreliable as they were confused when

giving testimony and said most of what they said weren’t accurate. She

said even if Oscar was evasive with some facts, and was a ‘very poor’

witness, it doesn’t mean he’s guilty of murder.

She explained that Oscar’s reaction after killing Reeva shows he

didn’t have criminal intent, hadn’t foreseen he’d killed her.

She said he could not have faked his reaction minutes after the

shooting. She even dismissed the whatsapp message between the lovers,

saying relationships are dynamic.

She also said evidence did not support the state’s claim of second

degree murder.

“The state has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is

guilty of premeditated murder.

There are just not enough facts to support such a finding’- she

said.While he’s not guilty of premeditated murder, he awaits to find

out if he’s guilty of culpable homicide (manslaughter) which is the

negligent death of another.

It means there was no intention to kill but the killing is unlawful.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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