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- Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison.
Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate today. Judge Thokozile Masipa will reveal the sentencing for the manslaughter of Reeva Steenkamp now. Watch the live video stream.
The high profile case of Oscar Pistorius is coming to an end today. Judge Thokozile Masipa will reveal the sentencing for the manslaughter of Reeva Steenkamp today. The judge has started to read a recap of the arguments. It is not clear how long it will take for Judge Thokozile Masipa, who is celebrating her 63rd birthday today, to deliver the sentencing. Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of manslaughter. In South Africa the sentences for this crime can reach up to 15 years.
The sentencing could though be a combination of prison, community service and house arrest. The Telegraph offers a live stream of the Oscar Pistorius Sentencing. Watch the below. 27-year-old Oscar Pistorius is sitting quietly as he awaits his sentencing. The Judge has made the point that the South African prison system would be able to accommodated a prisoner like Pistorius. This could mean a prison sentence is in the cards for Pistorius.
Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison
The Judge is coming now to the conclusion.
Back in September Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter. The verdict raised a big controversy in South Africa as many have expected that he will be found guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp. Reeva Steenkamp was killed in Oscar Pistorius residence in Pretoria, South Africa, in 2013. The incident happened on Valentine’s Day. Pistorius claims he was firing what he believed was an intruder and not his girlfriend.