“The accused therefore cannot be found guilty of murder dolus eventualis [legal intent]… that however is not the end of the matter as culpable homicide is a competent verdict,” said Judge Thokozile Masipa while delivering her verdict at the High Court of Pretoria.

“The State has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated murder. There are just not enough facts to support such a finding.”

Pistorius wept as the court ruled that evidence submitted by the state with regard to the murder charge was “purely circumstantial. ”

Source: Times Live