Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius faces judgement on a charge of culpable homicide on Friday after being acquitted of murdering his model girlfriend in a shock decision that legal experts described as too lenient.
A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder on Thursday, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star explicitly intended to kill his girlfriend on Valentine`s Day last year.
"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius appears in court on Thursday to face judgement over the killing of his model girlfriend, ending a six-month trial that turned the amputee's private life into a global spectacle.
With the judgement in the Oscar Pistorius trial slated to be delivered on Thursday, a new book seeks to go beyond the facts of the case in search of a wider context behind the shocking tragedy and motive of the 'Blade Runner' in murdering his model girlfriend last year.
Oscar Pistorius` "primal instincts" kicked in when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he was in a vulnerable and fearful state, his defence lawyer said at the athlete`s murder trial on Friday.