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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder of girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder of girlfriend

South Africa’s High Court on Wednesday sentenced double amputee Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison for the 2013 killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, rejecting the prosecution’s contention that he showed no remorse.

Pistorius' defense team told reporters after the court session that they would not appeal the sentence.

Assuming good conduct in prison, Pistorius could end up serving three to four years.

Judge Thokozile Masipa found that there were compelling circumstances dictating why Pistorius deserved a lower sentence than the 15-year minimum on a murder charge, including remorse he showed for the crime and his testimony that he...

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