BREAKING: Oscar sentenced to 6 years

By Drum Digital
06 July 2016

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 6 years in jail for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp by the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.

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“I find that there are substantial and compelling circumstances to deviate from the prescribed minimum sentence,” Judge Thokozile Masipa said.

She said he was a good candidate for rehabilitation.

Masipa took defence lawyer Barry Roux’s side in his argument that a wrong perception had been created that Pistorius was the strong, capable athlete when he shot and killed Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.

The court had a duty to correct this perception, she said.

Roux had argued that Pistorius was vulnerable, 1.50m tall on his stumps, in the dark at 03:00 that morning when he killed Steenkamp. Source: News24 Social media also had a response to give:



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