Paralympian Pistorius sentenced to six years in jail

Pretoria, July 6 (IANS) The High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday handed down a six-year sentence to Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Reading out the judgment, Judge Thokozile Masipa said the trial of murder convict Pistorius had many mitigating factors, reports Xinhua.

“In the result, the sentence I impose on the accused in terms of murder dolus eventualis, is six years imprisonment,” Masipa said.

Last month, Pistorius’ legal team argued for a non-custodial sentence citing his physical and emotional vulnerability as mitigating factors.

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