We all knew it, and thankfully a judge has seen sense and over-turned the manslaughter decision to murder, saying “that legal principles had been misunderstood during trial” and will be sending Oscar Pistorius back to the slammer until he is well into his forties.
This will come as huge relief to Reeva Steenkamps family who have been pushing for the murder verdict ever since they heard of Pistorius’s ludicrous defence that he mistook her for a burglar.
During the hearing, the court heard Pistorius was considered to have been a ‘very poor’ witness whose version of events changed ‘substantially’. The sentence will be delivered in the new year and it is unlikely that Pistorius will appeal due to him having lack of funds due to defence fees from the previous trial.
A Pistorius family spokesman said no statement would be released after the verdict this morning.