#OscarPistorius Guilty Of Murder & Criminal Intent, Referred Back To Trial

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The South African paralympian has been found guilty of murder and criminal intent over the killing of his girlfriend. The ruling was made today, 3 December 2015 by the South Africa Supreme Court of Appeal in a judgement many has be hailed as very important in South African criminal justice system.

Justice Eric Leach on behalf of the five Judges said Pistorius’ claim – one of several put forward by the defence – of putative private defence, or self-defence in fear of his life, was not rational.

His evidence was so contradictory that it is impossible to know his true reason for firing, they concluded.

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But it was clear the person behind the door did not pose any immediate threat to him. He has been referred back to be properly sentenced.

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Oscar Pistorius and his late girlfriend whom he mudered
Oscar Pistorius and his late girlfriend whom he mudered

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