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Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder

The Judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial ruled out Premeditated murder, and murder for Pistorius.(Source:WOIO) The Judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial ruled out Premeditated murder, and murder for Pistorius.(Source:WOIO)

The Judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial ruled out Premeditated murder, and murder for Pistorius.

The double-amputee Olympian is on trial for the shooting death of his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius is still facing charges for manslaughter. Pistorius could still be sent to jail for a maximum of 15 years if convicted of culpable homicide. Culpable homicide is when there is a killing of someone through reckless or negligent behavior. 

Being not guilty for premeditated murder is huge for Pistorius because Premeditated, other wise known as a planned murder, would carry a heavier sentence.

ESPN will have coverage on the verdict which will continue to be read starting at 2 a.m. EST on Friday. 

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