Oscar Pistorius is back in court for day two of the verdict in his trial for killing Reeva Steenkamp. The fallen super star was cleared yesterday of murder and today finds out if he is guilty of culpable homicide. It looks like Judge Thokozile Masipa shall convict him of this charge and there are also verdicts due on a string of gun charges faced by the Paralympian.
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That's it from the live blog here. But it's not all over yet as this trial still has time to run. Pistorius - along with the world's media, will be back for sentencing, next month. Thanks for reading.
13:15 Judge Masipa sets the sentencing hearing for October 13. Pistorius is expect to spend the next four weeks living with his uncle, as he did all through the trial.
13:00 Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail to stay out of jail until sentencing next month for cupable homicide and a gun charge.
10:40 Prosecutor Gerrie Nel calls for Pistorius to be locked up in prison until he is sentenced, claiming the runner is a suicide risk and could also flee the country.
09:35 Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the killing of Steenkamp. Meaning a prison sentence is a strong possibility for the 27-year-old.
09:11 Pistorius not guilty of possessing illegal ammunition. Masipa said: "State made much of the case that the accused's father [Henk Pistorius] refused to make an affadivet. In my view, that does not assist the state. The fact there 's no corrobaration does not assist at all.The state has failed to prove the accused had the animus to possess the ammunition."
9:00 Clearing Pistorius of the sun roof gun charge, judge Judge Masipa said: "He bears no onus to prove his innocence. The state witnesses contadicts each other on the circumstances of the shot being fired. and when and where the shot was fired. The evidence falls short. The state has failed to establish the accused is guilty and he has to be acquitted.
8:52: Pistorius not guilty of a gun charge relating to incident when he allegedly fired through a vehicle's sun roof, following an altercation with police.
8:35 Court assembles and we're about to get underway.
8:20AM Oscar Pistorius makes his way through a media scrum in to the court room at the start of what could be his final day as a free man.
State must priove intention to psossess uilegal firearm and it is possible to firearm innocentl if a preosn who has no license to own a firearm picked up a gun with the intention to return it to the owner, it would be an aberration of justice if he was convicted of possession without in intention.
State made much of the case that athe accused father refused to make an affadivet. In my view, that does not assist the state. The fact there 's no corrobateion does not assist at all. state ahs failed tho prove the accused to had the animus to possess the ammunition
Judge Masipa sets the sentencing hearing for October 13. Pistorius is expect to spend the next four weeks living with his uncle, as he did all through the trial.