Oscar Pistorius: GUILTY of Culpable Homicide in Reeva Steenkamp Killing

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Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the 2013 death of Reeva Steenkamp, one day after being found not guilty of murder.

Culpable homicide, or negligent killing, is different from murder or premeditated murder, and will likely carry a lesser sentence. How much lesser?

Judge Thokozile Masipa, who previously found Pistorius not guilty of murder, will make that decision, and a wide range of options could be on the table.

Pistorius could receive anything from a suspended sentence and a fine to up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing, to be announced at a later date.

The athlete was also convicted on one of three unrelated firearm charges stemming from the shocking slaying of Reeva Steenkamp, his live-in girlfriend.

Pistorius was acquitted on two other gun charges, including a count of firing a gun in public and a count of illegal possession of ammunition in his Pretoria home.

Thursday, Masipa said there was not evidence to support a murder conviction for Pistorius' killing of Steenkamp, who he claims he thought was an intruder.

Pistorius fatally shot Steenkamp either way, but the prosecution said he killed her intentionally after an argument, which the judge said they did not prove.

Culpable homicide, though, was more in line with his actions.

Friday, armed security stood at each of the three entrances to the courtroom, while others stood near the red-robed judge as she explained her verdicts.

There were also paramedics in the courtroom, and given that Pistorius threw up in court at least once during the proceedings, that was likely a good idea.

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