Escorted by police and security, Oscar Pistorius leaves the court  in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa  ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp,  but said he was negligent and convicted him of culpable homicide. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing.

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