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Judge finds Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder but says athlete ‘negligent’ in shooting Reeva Steenkamp. Verdict adjourned until Friday

 Key quotes from Judge Masipa

AP has compiled a selection of key quotes from the judge:

• On the state’s case

“The state clearly has not proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of premeditated murder.”

“Viewed in its totality, the evidence failed to establish that the accused had the requisite intention to kill the deceased, let alone with premeditation.”

“The accused therefore cannot be found guilty of murder.”

• On Pistorius’s actions

“He took a conscious decision, he knew where he kept his firearm and he knew where his bathroom was. This is inconsistent with lack of criminal capacity.”

“The intention to shoot however does not necessarily include the intention to kill.”

“Clearly he did not subjectively foresee this as a possibility that he would kill the person behind the door.” Read more about this case from the Telegraph