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Oscar Pistorius – Sentencing

Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, will begin serving his 5 year prison sentence today stemming from the 2013 killing of his model-girlfriend Reeva Steencamp. South African law requires a defendant to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence before being eligible to request to serve on house arrest in lieu of jail. Pistorius will be eligible to make the request in 10 months.

Additionally, Judge Masipa gave Pistorius a suspended sentence of three years for the associated weapons charges.

Prior coverage of the Pistorius trial can be found here.

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