Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To Prison

((ht: cbsnews.com))

So it appears that former double amputee and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius will spend time in jail for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius was sentenced to 5-years for the shooting incident which was termed by the judge as "gross negligence".


Pistorius's lawyer says that the former Olympian is expected to serve 10 months in jail and the rest of his term will be spent under "House Arrest". There are appeal options for both sides in this case but neither have said whether they'll pursue that option.

You'll recall back in September, Pistorius was convicted of "culpable homicide" after a lengthy and emotional trial in South Africa.

Coverage of the sentencing from CBSNews.com:

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