Pistorius found guilty of murder by Appeals Court

The court threw out the manslaughter manslaughter conviction

3rd December, 2015
Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp four times in his bathroom Credit: Getty

The South African Supreme Court of Appeal found Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day two years ago, throwing out his previous manslaughter conviction.

Judge Lorimer Leach made the announcement at the court in Bloemfontein.

Pistorius, 29, has been under house arrest since October when he was released from jail.

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