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.
Blade runner Oscar Pistorius` manager has claimed that his client had been designated the global icon of the 2012 London Olympics and was set for further success, before he was accused of allegedly murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
A ballistics expert testifying for Oscar Pistorius`s defence said Friday the bullets that hit Reeva Steenkamp were not in the order prosecutors claimed, offering key evidence in the star`s murder trial.
Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius trial on Thursday sought to show that his girlfriend was awake and ate approximately two hours before her death, which would contradict the Paralympian`s version of events.