I had been following the Pistorius trial since day one, as I’m sure everyone else in the world (should they have been inclined to care). I was taken aback by the judge’s rendering that the killing was not a murder, and FURIOUS beyond anything when she judged the killer to be culpable to FIVE YEARS jail term. HE KILLED THE GIRL!! People have gotten 50-year sentences for pirating!! HE KILLED!
One should only hope that the threats he’s received from the prison mates come to fruition. Reeva was murdered. Just because Pistorius thinks he’s above the law shouldn’t make it so: athlete, celebrity or not. He should have received a life-time sentence and shame on the court and the prosecution for allowing this killer to run loose in as little as 10-month’s time.
May he get his just deserves and forever rot in prison.
Athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He also received a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms offence, which will run concurrently. The sentence was handed down by Judge Thokozile Masipa. The prosecution had called for a minimum 10-year sentence; the defence for community service and house arrest. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of murder.