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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years in South Africa, but no mandatory minimum. Judge Thokozile Masipa could have given him a suspended sentence to be served at home under state supervision. In delivering her sentence, Judge Masipa said that a “noncustodial sentence would send the wrong message to the community,” but that “a long sentence would also not be appropriate either." Read »
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 1:06 PM

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 11:38 AM

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 11:15 AM

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Pistorius' Siblings Say They Fully Support Brother

Oscar Pistorius’ brother and sister told NBC News on the eve of the athlete's sentencing that they believe their brother is telling the truth about the fatal shooting of his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year. In her first interview since the killing, Aimee Pistorius described the double-amputee Olympian as a “kind person, generous, sometimes to a fault,” with “a good heart.” Oscar's brother Carl said, “There's not an inkling of reservation as to what I believe Oscar says.” Pistorius is expected to hear Tuesday whether he will go to prison over Reeva Steenkamp’s death. He maintains he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder. Read »
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 7:06 AM

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 6:23 AM

WATCH: Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong

Watch live as Hong Kong's pro-democracy occupation continues in city streets. Read »
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 3:24 AM

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