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Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Shooting Death Of Girlfriend

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 15 / 14

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter OSCAR PISTORIUS "faces possible imprisonment after being found guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting of his girlfriend as a drama-filled six-month trial reached a climax on Friday," according to Andrew England of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The 27-year-...

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