I'm not sure how I feel about the verdict. He is getting jail time and he has been accused of murder; so, there is recognition of his crime. However, I have no idea what kind of issues having no lower legs would cause him. It must have been hell knowing that in a real emergency his ability to run away was severely hampered.
Having said that, I believe he shot too soon - he knew there was another person in the condo that night; and, he shot before knowing where Reeva was physically.