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South Africa: Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison01:05

South Africa: Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

South Africa, Pretoria
October 21, 2014 at 01:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail by the High Court in Pretoria, Tuesday, where he was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Although an appeal is still possible, both the families of the athlete and of the deceased model accepted the verdict.

Pistorius, who reached global fame for being the first double amputee to compete in the Olympic Games (London, 2012), was brought to trial for firing the four shots that killed his girlfriend on Valentines Day, 2013.

The trial over Steenkamp’s murder lasted for more than a year, and the athlete had to sell his house to cover the legal fees

South Africa: Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison01:05
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South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in jail by the High Court in Pretoria, Tuesday, where he was found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Although an appeal is still possible, both the families of the athlete and of the deceased model accepted the verdict.

Pistorius, who reached global fame for being the first double amputee to compete in the Olympic Games (London, 2012), was brought to trial for firing the four shots that killed his girlfriend on Valentines Day, 2013.

The trial over Steenkamp’s murder lasted for more than a year, and the athlete had to sell his house to cover the legal fees

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