South African paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Here are the latest updates:
Judge Masipa says mitigating factors outweigh aggravating factors as she delivers short six-year sentence
Describes Pistorius as a “fallen hero”
Defence won't launch an appeal against his sentence
Manslaughter conviction was upgraded to murder on appeal
Pistorius gives first televised interview since trial
- Reeva's father gives testimony for the first time in the trial
Pistorius, 29, was found guilty of murdering Steenkamp by an appeals court last December. He had initially received a five-year sentence for a manslaughter conviction in 2014, a ruling that was decried as too lenient by women's groups.
The 29-year-old was released from prison in Pretoria in October under house arrest after serving just under one year of his five-year sentence. His original conviction for culpable homicide was upgraded following an appeal to South Africa's Supreme Court.
He had been on bail at his uncle's house awaiting sentencing at his uncle’s home in Pretoria. A conviction for murder carries a minimum 15-year sentence in South Africa.
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