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What sentence could Pistorius serve for culpable homicide?

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide but was cleared of murdering Reeva Steenkamp.

The judge will now need to assign a degree of negligence. The higher the negligence, the longer the prison term for the athlete.

The maximum sentence for this charge is 15 years in jail.


Steenkamp family 'seem upset' by Pistorius verdicts

Journalists Geoffrey York and Dianne Hawker have tweeted:

Reeva's best friend upset as Pistorius remains composed

Journalists Erin Conway-Smith and Pumza Fihlani have tweeted from a Pretoria courtroom:

List of judge's verdicts in the Pistorius murder trial

The judge has delivered the following verdicts in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial:

  • He has been found not guilty of both premeditated and second degree murder.
  • The athlete was found not guilty of firing a gun through a car sunroof.
  • Pistorius was found guilty of firing a gun in a busy Johannesburg restaurant.
  • He was found not guilty of illegal possession of ammunition.
  • Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter.
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