Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
The South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a jail term of five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Thokozile Masipa also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.
Justifying her decision, she said there must be a balance between retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation.
Karin Giannone was outside the court as the sentence was passed.
21 Oct 2014
- From the section Africa