Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to prison for five years on October 21 for killing his girlfriend..The sentence was for culpable homicide. Pistorius had previously been found not guilty of murder by Judge Thokozile Masipa, who sought to "strike a balance" with the sentence. Pistorius was also sentenced to three years on an unrelated gun charge. It is expected that Pistorius will serve ten months in prison and then serve the balance of his sentence under house arrest. The defense had been concerned for the safety of the double amputee in a South African prison, but the prison authorities say that he will be safe with them. See this LBN report for more on the Pistorius sentencing proceedings.

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