How The Truth FINALLY Came Out About Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius has been convicted of murdering his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius, 29, was convicted of murdering his former girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013.
His manslaughter conviction has been overturned in court, which means that he could be rearrested and jailed all before Christmas Day.
The paralympic sprinter was not in the Supreme Court of Appeal to hear the decision of a five-strong panel of judges.
He had lasted just one month of freedom after being released from house arrest in October.
A judge ruled that legal principles had been misunderstood during the trial and Oscar is said to be 'devastated' at the ruling, which comes a month after he was freed to live at his uncle's mansion in Pretoria.
Judge Masipa ruled that the state had failed to prove intent or 'dolus eventualis', a legal concept that centres on a person being held responsible for the foreseeable consequences of their actions.
Dolus eventualis refers to whether a person foresees the possibility that his or her action will cause death but carries on regardless.
However some legal experts are concerned that this verdict could set a bad legal precedent in a country with one of the highest crime rates in the world.
"That was an error of judgement by the trial court ... He had intention to kill regardless of who was behind the door. That should have been the conviction of the trial court."
"This case involves a human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions" Judge Eric Leach said, reading the ruling.
"A young man overcomes huge physical disabilities to reach Olympian heights as an athlete. In doing so he becomes an international celebrity, he meets a young woman of great natural beauty and a successful model, romance blossoms, and then, ironically on Valentine's Day, all is destroyed when he takes her life".
The ruling could see him stay in prison until he’s well into his forties.
A source said, 'He will of course be free to apply for bail, but he could very well now be behind bars for Christmas.'
Reeva’s family are now said to be happy that she can finally rest in peace.