Pistorius murder trial: 10 things to know

POSTED: 10:57 AM PST Feb 22, 2013    UPDATED: 05:59 AM PDT Sep 11, 2014 

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty Thursday of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but the judge may still find him guilt of "culpable homicide." Here's a look at the most compelling information about the case.

Oscar Pistorius, South Africa's blade runner
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7. Pistorius may have shown extreme confidence. A front page article in The Times (of South Africa) quoted a police officer who said he had contact with Pistorius after Wednesday's hearings. "He's convinced he'll be out by the weekend and back on the track before the end of the year," the officer said. Would an innocent man be that confident? Could a guilty man be that delusional? If that quote is accurate, psychologists could have a field day dissecting it.

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