PRETORIA: Oscar Pistorius was today sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the ruling on Tuesday after reviewing prosecution arguments for a tough sentence as well as the defense case for a more lenient punishment for the double-amputee Olympic runner.
Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, shooting her through a closed toilet door in his home. Pistorius testified that the shooting was an accident after mistaking his girlfriend for a nighttime intruder.
Masipa convicted him of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, but acquitted him of murder.