Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder, rules South African appeals court

Johannesburg, Dec. 3, (GNA/dpa) – Oscar Pistorius will have to return to prison after South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeals found him guilty on Thursday of murdering his girlfriend in 2013.

The decision sets aside a 2014 verdict by a Pretoria court that found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide.

The verdict that was read by Judge Eric Leach, who was part of a panel of five judges that made the decision, said Judge Thokozile Maspia’s judgment against Pistorius was filled with “fundamental errors.”

A murder conviction carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in South Africa.