Killing by runner ruled murder

December 4, 2015 10:32 AM

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JOHANNESBURG -- An appeals court decided Thursday that Oscar Pistorius got away with murder when he stood trial for killing his girlfriend, a ruling that will almost certainly send the Olympic runner back to prison.

The court overturned his conviction on the lesser charge of manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of model Reeva Steenkamp and instead found Pistorius guilty of murder.

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