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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has begun serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The double-amputee Olympic runner was taken away from court after being sentenced by the judge who had found him guilty of culpable homicide.

Pistorius killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year, shooting her through a closed bathroom door in his home. Pistorius maintained the shooting was an accident and he had mistaken his girlfriend for a nighttime intruder.

 

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