Pistorius stripped of degree
LONDON — Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been stripped of an honorary degree awarded to him by Strathclyde University in 2012, the Scottish institution announced on Monday.
“We have revoked the honorary degree awarded to Oscar Pistorius following his conviction for culpable homicide,” said a spokesman from the university.
Pistorius, 28, was jailed for five years by a Pretoria court last October after being found guilty of culpable homicide over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
He said he shot her four times through a locked toilet door in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013, believing she was an intruder.
Prosecutors argued that he deliberately killed the 29-year-old law graduate after a row, but this was not accepted by the trial judge and he escaped a murder conviction.