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Judge: Pistorius Not Guilty of Murder Charges

Judge rejects those charges, could find him guilty of culpable homicide

(Newser) - The judge in Oscar Pistorius' trial will not find him guilty of murder, but he could still be found guilty of lesser charges, including culpable homicide—the equivalent of manslaughter. As CNN puts it, "Under South African law, Pistorius will not be found guilty of 'murder.'"... More »

Pistorius Case: Witness Heard Woman Scream, More Gunshots

Prosecution sets out case as bail hearing resumes

(Newser) - Police labeled Oscar Pistorius a flight risk as his bail hearing resumed in South Africa today, reports the AP . Prosecutors, who accuse the athlete of premeditated murder, told the court that a witness heard "nonstop talking, like fighting" from 2am to 3am on the night girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was... More »

Pistorius Put Legs on to Shoot Reeva: Prosecutor

Argues Steenkamp's death was premeditated as she's cremated in hometown

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius put on his artificial legs to walk to the bathroom where girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had fled after an argument and then fired into the locked door, hitting her three times, a prosecutor said at a dramatic court hearing today. Pistorius sobbed at the bail hearing as the prosecutor... More »

Paralyzed Fort Hood Suspect Moved From Hospital to Jail

Nidal Malik Hassan leaves Brooke Army Medical Center

(Newser) - The Army major charged with committing the Fort Hood Massacre left a military hospital early this morning and was transferred to a Texas county jail. Confirming reports that Nidal Malik Hasan is paralyzed from the waist down , his lawyer said he was moved from Brooke Army Medical Center near San... More »

Hasan Will Face 13 Murder Charges

Fort Hood suspect allegedly violated military law

(Newser) - The Army has charged Nidal Malik Hasan with 13 counts of murder in the "first step in the court-martial process." Hasan, an Army major and psychiatrist, may face additional charges in connection with last week's shooting at Fort Hood. He remains hospitalized in San Antonio and is being... More »

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