Judge rejects premeditated murder charge against Oscar Pistorius

September 11, 2014 11:22 AM

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Judge rejects premeditated murder charge against Oscar Pistorius

September 11, 2014: Oscar Pistorius takes his seat in the dock court in Pretoria, South Africa, for judgement in his murder trail for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phil Magakoe, Pool)

PRETORIA, South Africa – The judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete's girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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