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Cleared of murder, Oscar Pistorius awaits possible homicide conviction in girlfriend's killing

  • Oscar Pistorius, right, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius, right, arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux, center, shares a smile with members of the media as he enters the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.  Pistorius has been dramatically cleared of the most serious charges against him over the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp."There are not enough facts to prove such a finding," Judge Thokozile Masipa said as she found him not guilty of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux, center, shares a smile with members of the media as he enters the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Pistorius has been dramatically cleared of the most serious charges against him over the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp."There are not enough facts to prove such a finding," Judge Thokozile Masipa said as she found him not guilty of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Presiding Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to announce her verdict in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence Thursday and Friday given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)  (The Associated Press)

The South African judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed explaining her reasoning behind her upcoming verdicts in the case against the double-amputee Olympian.

Judge Thokozile Masipa read her conclusions for a second day Friday after saying there was not enough evidence to support a murder conviction for Pistorius' killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius fatally shot Steenkamp in his home. He said he mistook her for an intruder, while the prosecution said he killed her intentionally after an argument.

The judge has said that Pistorius was negligent, which could lead to a conviction for culpable homicide, or a negligent killing. The sentence for such a crime is at the judge's discretion, and it can range from a suspended sentence and a fine to years in prison.