Friday, July 8, 2016

Oscar Pistorius Gets 6 Years Jail For Murdering Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

By Time, July 06, 2016 

South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday for fatally shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after the judge declined to impose the 15-year minimum sentence requested by the state for the murder charge Pistorius was convicted of in December.

Judge Thokozile Masipa, who presided over Pistorius’ original trial, said the allegation that he had intended to kill Steenkamp was a “misperception,” the Guardian reports. She also added that he seemed “genuinely remorseful” for his actions, contradicting the state’s assertion that he showed no regret.

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