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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, The New York Times reports.

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.

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