South Africa: Judge Sentences Oscar Pistorius to Six Years in Prison for Murder

HeadlineJul 06, 2016

In South Africa, a judge has sentenced Olympic and Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. He had been facing a minimum 15-year prison term, but today the judge gave him less than half that sentence, citing mitigating factors, such as Pistorius’s remorse. This is the same judge who convicted Pistorius to a lesser charge of manslaughter two years ago—a charge that was later reversed by a higher court for being too lenient.

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