October 21, 2014 10:11 am -


South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the sentence stating that “a non-custodial sentence would send a wrong message to the community.” Pistorius, who was also given a suspended three-year sentence for an…


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4 responses to Five-Year Jail Term For Pistorius

  1. abbyjo2001 October 21st, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Another athlete gets away with murder.

  2. Obewon October 21st, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Trayvon Martin’s Killer George Zimmerman didn’t even get a 5 minute sentence for Culpable Homicide.

  3. Bunya October 21st, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Really? Only 5 years? For murder? People caught with a joint in the U.S. get a longer prison sentence than that.

  4. Mike Butkus Jr. October 21st, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    “Barry Steenkamp, the father of the deceased model, reportedly told journalists outside the courtroom that he was “very satisfied” with the sentencing”.
    The court system clearly favorers the rich and famous, but if the family is satisfied with the sentence then we should be. I feel Part of the punishment proses the defendant must show and be truly remorseful in the crime that they committed. I wasn’t there but Mr. Steenkamp was, and maybe that is what he saw. Part of the allure of the rich and famous is the false feeling that they are untouchable. Well he was touched and will never be the same person he once was.