LONDON - The uncle of Oscar Pistorius said the star athlete's acquittal of murder was a "big burden" lifted, but stressed there were "no victors" in the case which captivated the world. While Oscar Pistorius escaped a murder conviction, he was found guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He did not speak to reporters upon leaving a Pretoria courthouse, flanked by security officers through a media scrum. Pistorius will be sentenced on October 13.
Arnold Pistorius, whose home the athlete has been staying in, said he was “grateful” to the judge for the murder acquittal. "We never had any doubt about Oscar's version of events,'' he told reporters, adding that “it won't bring Reeva back, but our hearts still go out to her family and friends.”
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