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South African Sprint Runner Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years for Manslaughter of Girlfriend

 

 

Oscar Pistorius, right, prepares to be led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
High court judge Thokozile Masipais passes sentence on Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool
Oscar Pistorius, center, gestures after he was sentenced in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, center, is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Parents of the late Reeva Steenkamp Barry and June, front, arrive at the court in Pretroia South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2104. Oscar Pistorius received a five-year sentence for culpable homicide for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, Oscar Pistorius stands following his bail hearing in Pretoria, South Africa. Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who shot and killed Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door in his home last year, had earlier been convicted of culpable homicide, or negligent killing. (AP Photo, File)
Oscar Pistorius, right, speaks with defense lawyer Brian Webber after his arrival in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner’s sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius arrives in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner’s sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, rear right, is led to a awaiting police vehicle to be taken to prison outside the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
Oscar Pistorius, is led to an awaiting police vehicle to be take to prison outside the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
Oscar Pistorius, is led to an awaiting police vehicle to be take to prison outside the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
Oscar Pistorius, rear right, is led to a awaiting police vehicle to be taken to prison outside the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
Former football player Mark Batchelor speaks on his mobile phone, bearing a photo of the late Reeva Steenkamp, as he sits in court after Oscar Pistorius’ sentencing in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius was given a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
A heavily guarded vehicle carrying Oscar Pistorius, drives from the court in Pretoria, South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 to prison. Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
Oscar Pistorius, left, walks past former soccer player Mark Batchelor, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

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Oscar Pistorius is hugged by his estranged father, Henke Pistorius, right, as he arrives in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner’s sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp
Oscar Pistorius, left, greets his uncle Arnold Pistorius, right, and other family members as he is led down to the cells of the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year
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