Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 14:35
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.
The prosecution had called for a minimum ten-year sentence; the defence for community service and house arrest.
Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of murder.
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