Oscar Pistorius, right, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa September 12, 2014. (AP/Themba Hadebe)
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Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison.Culpable homicide -- South Africa's equivalent to manslaughter -- carries up to 15 years in prison but, given Pistorius's lack of previous convictions, he could avoid a custodial sentence altogether, legal experts said.While Masipa ruled that prosecutors had failed to prove explicit premeditation to kill Steenkamp -- a decision that had been anticipated by many legal experts -- she also cleared Pistorius of murder dolus eventualis.Masipa said the state had not proven that Pistorius had foreseen such a possibility.
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