Oscar Pistorius found guilty of manslaughter

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The Paralympian remained stony faced as Judge Masipa read out her verdict.

He could now face a prison term of up to 15 years, but equally may walk free from court with a suspended term when he is sentenced at a later date.

Judge Masipa told the hushed courtroom:”‘Having regard to the totality of this evidence in this matter, the unanimous decision of this court is the following: on count one, murder… the accused found not guilty and is discharged.

“Instead he is found guilty of culpable homicide.”

Miss Steenkamp’s father Barry leaned forward in his seat when the manslaughter verdict was read, while her mother, June, showed no reaction.

Despite the guilty verdict, Pistorius was extend bail and will return to court for sentencing on October 13.