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Oscar Pistorius fate hangs in the balance


The most talked about athlete in the world this week, Oscar Pistorius, will find out whether he’ll get jail time on a manslaughter charge for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The man most people knew as ‘The Bladerunner’ has had the world’s media on his trail ever since I hat fateful Valentines night of 2013.

The Judge yesterday gave Pistorius the green light in relation to premeditated murder. She said stipulations weren’t strong enough in the prosecution to determine a first degree murder verdict.

She went on to say that it seemed to be a case of mistaken identity, but that Pistorius still acted unlawfully.

We will shortly know whether the paraolympian will be sent to prison, or whether the verdict will be not guilty leaving him a free man once more.

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