African athlete Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Reeva Steenkamp Murder

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It comes after his underlying 5-12 month’s conviction for homicide transformed into altered to murder keep going December on fascination. Oscar Pistorius transformed into taken immediately to jail. each the arraignment and resistance can fascination, however his lawful experts say they will now not.

Oscar Pistorius in Court
Oscar Pistorius in Court

Pistorius, 29, shot Reeva Steenkamp four cases by means of a secured restroom entryway February 2013. He conceded shooting her, however, expressed he had imperfect Ms. Steenkamp for an interloper and carried on of stress.

Pistorius gazed straight in advance as choose Thokozile Masipa started her long transport, going over the runner’s own family history and recapping his mental tests.

Masipa described the “phenomenal” enthusiasm inside the case yet pestered that she couldn’t construct her sentencing in light of general supposition.

She said, “various frenzied variables” for the situation — which incorporate that Pistorius let go “not one but rather 4” photos into the latrine knowing there was somebody inward.

Choose Thokozile Masipa expressed relieving cases, alongside recovery and misgiving, exceeded unpleasant components, including his inability to heart an alert shot, for veering off from the endorsed 15-year sentence.

Then Masipa delivered her sentence — six years in prison — and the sprinter was almost immediately taken away by authorities of the court.

The athlete is known as “Blade Runner” had been living under house arrest prior to sentencing.

There was no immediate response to the sentencing from the Steenkamp family.

Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius’ defense team said he would not appeal and that their client would be able to apply for parole after serving half to two-thirds of the sentence, according to Reuters.