Saturday, September 18, 2021

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It is right that Oscar Pistorius has been convicted of culpable homicide

 

This morning Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide – the South African equivalent of the UK’s manslaughter charge – and one charge relating to a restaurant shooting. That he showed no emotion as he was convicted is telling.

 

Oscar Pistorius and inset Reeva Steenkamp and Judge Masipa
Oscar Pistorius and inset Reeva Steenkamp and Judge Masipa

 

Pistorius’ defence argued that he could not have known that firing a gun into a confined space would have resulted in the death of whoever was on the other side of the door he shot at. The judge, however, saw sense and justice has prevailed.

 

 

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