Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:03

A South African judge rules that Oscar Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide, after freeing him from the more serious charge of premeditated murder.

Pistorius is the infamous double-amputee some rooted for in the London 2012 Olympics, who shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door.

The prosecution said he killed her on purpose, while the defense said it was a mistake because Oscar thought she was an intruder.’

The judge said there wasn’t enough evidence to prove Pistorius meant to kill Steenkamp, so he’s free from the life sentence that comes with the “premeditated murder” package.

Culpable homicide means he was negligent and now faces a sentence that could range from no time behind bars to up to 15 years in prison.

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius gets his verdict… via @cbsnews

BBC News - Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide via @reuters