PRETORIA: ‘ OSCAR PISTORIUS SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON ‘
#AceBreakingNews – SOUTH AFRICA (Pretoria) – October 21 – South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to a maximum of five years in prison for the Valentine’s Day, 2013, killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The double-amputee Olympic runner was given a suspended, three-year sentence for an unrelated firearms charge.
Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the ruling more than seven months after the Olympic runner’s trial for killing Steenkamp started.
She earlier found him guilty of culpable homicide, which is comparable to manslaughter.
He was acquitted of murder.
Pistorius testified during his murder trial that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.
It was not immediately clear if Pistorius would appeal the ruling.