posted at 01:50
Author: Jenni Ryall
Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To Five Years in Jail for Killing His Girlfriend
South African double-amuptee Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced on Tuesday to a maximum of five years imprisonment for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. Judge Thokozile Masipa asked Pistorius to stand for the sentence at the climax of the months-long trial involving one of the world's most recognizable athletes and his Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend. Masipa had a range of options for Pistorius' punishment after convicting the double-amputee athlete of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in Steenkamp's 2013 shooting death, but acquitting him of murder. A Pistorius supporter laid three white roses near Pistorius. As graphic details were read out in court of Steenkamp's autopsy details, Pistorius loudly vomited and retched. In another incident the same week, Pistorius vomited again when he was accidentally shown two gory photographs of Steenkamp's dead body. Nel then plays to the court Sky News footage of Pistorius at a shooting range just months before Steenkamp's death. Samantha Taylor, whose relationship with Pistorius ended when he cheated with Steenkamp, gave a brutal account of their relationship to the court.

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