Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for girlfriend's killing

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    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for girlfriend's killing
    Published October 21, 2014
    FoxNews.com
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    October 21, 2014: Oscar Pistorius arrives in court in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)

    A South African judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison Tuesday for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February.

    Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the sentence after she convicted him of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, but acquitted him of murder last month.

    Masipa had a range of options for Pistorius' punishment. She could have issued a suspended sentence and a fine, meaning Pistorius would not go to jail. She could also have ordered him to go under house arrest or she could have sent him to prison for up to 15 years.

    Pistorius' lawyers had argued for a three-year period of correctional supervision, where the runner would have been under house arrest. Prosecutors asked the judge to send him to prison for at least 10 years.

    Pistorius was escorted through crowds of onlookers and into the Pretoria courthouse by police officers wearing blue berets. The parents of Steenkamp, the woman he shot multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home on Feb. 14, 2013, were also in court to hear the sentence.

    The courtroom was packed, reflecting heightened media and public interest ahead of the sentencing. Police officers stood guard in the aisles.

    Before proceedings started, Dr. Lore Hartzenberg, a psychologist, held Pistorius' hand and spoke softly to him. Hartzenberg had testified for the defense that Pistorius was a "broken man" after killing his girlfriend and had suffered emotionally and financially.

    A Pistorius supporter laid three white roses near Pistorius.

    "I just wanted to bestow a little bit of inner happiness on Oscar," said the supporter, who added that she thought he had lost a lot of self-respect.

    Outside the courthouse, a man in orange garb carried chains and a large sign that read: "Are certain offenders more equal than other offenders before the law?"

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
     
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    Here it comes again!

    Can someone hand him a tissue?


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    Of course he's guilty. In the trial he didn't have a leg to stand on.
     
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    One life gone, another life wasted.

    I watched an interview with her parents. Heartbreaking.

    I bet he'll get out early on house arrest.
     
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    He won't even need a stool to hang himself in his cell just tie the rope to the ceiling and "kick off his legs"
     
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    without his blades he's no taller than the Jackie Puppet
     
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    I bet he tips over like Hank the Dwarf when he sits on a couch
     
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    Five years? That's it? And I heard that he might only have to serve 1/5th of the term based on their probation rules? Can't wait to see what his next girlfriend looks like.
     
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    he got away with murder.


    i hope they use him like a basketball in prison.
     
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    unfortunately, it will be some young beauty.

    stupid as a stone but fine to fuck.
     
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    It could have been worse. He could have received no time. Now he has to rot in a protective custody prison cell for at least 10 months and then stuck in his house for another 4 years. This means he can only leave the house to go to work or for medical reasons. The next 5 years of his life are essentially over. He really should be forced to spend the entire 5 years in prison but that's not going to happen.
     
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    Incredibly light sentence. That lawyer must have cost an arm and an arm
     
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    with some luck, the girl's father or mother will exact the appropriate revenge on this arrogant piece of shit. he and lance armstrong....two revolting examples of fame and what you can get away with when you have that fame.
     
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    true enough it's not much but!!!!! it's 5 more years then OJ got for a double murder!
     
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    Isn't it punishment enough that he doesn't get to bang this anymore?

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    is that the girl he killed? she's hotter there than most pics i've seen of her!
     
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    Well, its FHM. They can even make Beth almost look hot.
     
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    How did a guy who had springs for feet land so many hot women.
     
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