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Paralympic Athlete Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison by a South African court after murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp over three years ago on Valentine’s Day at his home, CNN reports.

The 29-year-old athlete has always claimed it was an accident, but lawyers argued he shot her deliberately after an argument. Barring any appeals, this will be the final ruling in the case that has lasted for years in the courts due to the high profile nature.

Back in 2014, Oscar was originally charged with manslaughter, but that ruling was overturned by a higher court.

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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.

Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide after being found not guilty of premeditated murder while on trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The 27-year-old Paralympic athlete could receive anywhere from no time in jail to an extensive amount of time in jail depending on how reckless the judge perceived him to be.

Judge Masipa extended Oscar‘s bail until his sentence hearing on October 13 as she felt he had no intention to try and flee the country.

Oscar shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva, 29, through the door of their bathroom back in February of 2013.

Oscar Pistorius Verdict: Judge Finds Paralympic Athlete Not Guilty of Murder

Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of premeditated murder after being on trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the New York Times reports.

The 27-year-old Paralympic athlete shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva, 29, through the door of their bathroom back in February of 2013.

Judge Masipa said that although she found Oscar to be an evasive witness in his own trial, she found parts of his story credible, including the main part of his story that he thought he was shooting and killing intruders in his home.

Oscar could still face charges of culpable homicide in the case, which would result in jail time. Court is currently in recess until Friday morning – Just Jared will bring updates as the final sentencing is given.

Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand to Describe the Moment He Shot Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius has taken the stand in the murder trial of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to describe the moments of gunfire on Tuesday (April 8) in Pretoria, South Africa.

“That was the moment everything changed,” the 27-year-old athlete said in the first hand account of what happened (via NBC). “I thought that there was a burglar that was gaining entry to my home. Initially I just froze. The first thing that ran through my mind was that I needed to arm myself.”

“I was afraid … someone was going to start shooting,” he added. “I heard a noise from inside the toilet. Before I knew it, I’d fired four shots at the door. There was ringing in my ears.” He then added that it dawned on him that the person inside the bathroom could be Reeva. “I didn’t want to believe that it could be Reeva inside the toilet. I jumped out and ran my hand along the curtain to see that she wasn’t hiding behind the curtain.”

“I was screaming and shouting the whole time. I don’t think I’ve ever screamed liked that. I was crying out for the Lord to help me,” Oscar said.

Oscar took the stand the day before to tearfully apologize to Reeva‘s family.