Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
The 27-year-old Paralympic athlete’s defense team said the law under which he was punished calls for him to serve only one-sixth of the prison term — 10 months — before he can be placed on house arrest.
“I’m just glad it’s over,” June Steenkamp, the victim’s mother, told reporters outside the courtroom.
Oscar was also given a suspended three-year term on separate firearms charges. His sentence starts immediately.
Oscar shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva, 29, through the door of their bathroom back in February of 2013.