Oscar Pistorius -- Sentenced to Five Years for KIlling Girlfriend
Oscar PistoriusSentenced to Five Yearsfor KIlling GF
10/21/2014 5:12 AM PT
Former Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013.
Under South African law, Pistorius will have to serve at least 10 months before he can ask for parole.
In addition, Pistorius was given a 3-year suspended sentence on a firearms charge (unrelated to Steenkamp), but it was suspended for 5 years, so long as he's not found guilty of another crime where there's negligence involving a firearm during that period.
Pistorius had previously been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp. He maintained throughout the trial he thought she was an intruder.