Appeals court finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder

A South African appeals court has overturned a manslaughter conviction against Oscar Pistorius, ordering  the original trial judge to sentence the double-amputee Olympian for murder in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.It seems likely now that the 29-year-old will be heading back to jail after being released to community service and house arrest at his uncle’s mansion in October.He’d served one year of his original five-year sentence.The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years, but exceptions can be made for unusual circumstances.Steenkamp died when Pistorius shot her through his bathroom door in the dark on Valentine’s Day 2013.He claimed he thought she was an intruder.The panel of appeal judges say regardless of who might have behind the door, Pistorius should have known someone could be killed if he fired. read more