Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa - Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has be sentenced to a maximum of 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013.
The judge in a South African court read the sentence today, also giving Pistorius a 3-year-suspended sentenced for a firearms violation.
The judge last month acquitted Pistorius of murder, but found him guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in repeatedly shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door.
Pistorius had argued that he fired the gun, thinking someone had broken into his home.
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