Oscar Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder [VIDEO]:
A high court judge in South Africa says Paralympian athelete Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa made the partial announcement in a hushed courtroom Thursday as she summed up the evidence presented to the court. She has yet to rule on other charges of unlawful killing, including culpable homicide. She carefully described Steenkamp’s injuries and also summarized the chronology of the slaying. Masipa said at one point that the evidence of some witnesses had to be “rejected in its entirety.” Pistorius sat quietly in the courtroom as people inside and outside awaited the verdict. The defense claimed that he killed his girlfriend, a model, when he panicked after mistaking her for an intruder. The trial of the disabled track star, charged with killing Steenkamp in his luxurious home in Pretoria, has been one of the most sensational in years, often compared with that of O.J. Simpson.