Pistorius was accused of lying and inconsistency in his defense. South Africa does not have a jury system . Judge Thokozile Masipa, 66, who will give the sentence in this case, is perceived and described as a competent judge who gave “latitude” to defense and prosecution arguments. Two legal assistants will be too present. Last year, she sentenced a serial rapist to 250 years in prison. Pistorius will know the verdict only in the final of a long judge exposure. He could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder.Or the judge could acquit him if she believes the 27-year-old made for real an error.
The paralympic champion and Olympic sprinter will have a difficult day Thursday. But the verdict, if will be against him, could still go to a higher court on appeal. Pistorius competed in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012.