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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.