Pistorius sentenced


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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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