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Wednesday, 06 July 2016 - 14:44
Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 6 Years for Murder of Reeva Steenkamp
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South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

The verdict comes after his initial five-year conviction for manslaughter was changed to murder last December on appeal. He was taken immediately to jail.

29 year-old Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp four times through a locked toilet door in February 2013.

He admitted shooting her, but said he mistook Ms Steenkamp for an intruder and acted out of fear.

In an hour-long session, Judge Thokozile Masipa said mitigating circumstances, such as rehabilitation and remorse, outweighed aggravating factors for deviating from the prescribed 15-year sentence for murder.

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