BREAKING: Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

“South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was given a maximum five-year prison sentence Tuesday for the Valentine’s Day killing last year of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp,” usatoday.com reports. “Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the ruling more than seven months after the Olympic runner’s trial started in a case that has riveted South Africa and brought intense media attention to the 27-year-old double amputee who was already well known for his sporting achievements . . . Barry Roux, Pistorius’ lawyer, said his client could be released after 10 months to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.”

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  1. avatar Michael Schmitz says:

    Not nearly long enough for this POS.

    1. Totally in agreement with you. He should sit for at least 15 years. I hope the state appeals this, they have 14 days to do so. By the sounds of it, the judge doesn’t quite understand the legal definition of “murder” so well. Perhaps another judge will do better.

      He killed a beautiful girl who he didn’t deserve to have in the first place. Hmpf!

  2. avatar JohnO says:

    If the glove don’t fit, you must acquit.

    1. avatar barnbwt says:

      *shoe

      1. avatar Detroit Rock City says:

        was a johnny cochrane reference to the OJ simpson trial

  3. avatar John L. says:

    Gotta say, I’m getting really tired of hearing about this one.

  4. avatar jwm says:

    10 months in prison and then house arrest for a homicide. Pays to be rich and famous.

    1. avatar dakiwi13 says:

      sadly that’s how the world is. and not just in this country. in my home country, a very rich man raped and murdered 6 girls in this area and only was sentenced to 30 days of community service and pay the equivalent of 5000 american dollars

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        dakiwi13 –

        What country would that be?

  5. avatar Peter says:

    I think the judge was like “It’s white people killing other white people – what do I care?” – the South Africa reverse-racism 🙂

    1. avatar dakiwi13 says:

      well technically in south africa that would not be “reverse” racism

  6. avatar martin says:

    What is was wondering is if he gets house arrest where are they going to put the ankle bracelet?

    1. avatar Gregolas says:

      Thank you! Just spit coffee all over the keyboard-it was worth it!

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    THIS is news?

  8. avatar Jonathan says:

    He’s a coward. He wanted to shoot. He should be shunned by everyone and naturally deselect himself except he doesn’t have the balls.

  9. avatar Dan wela says:

    Hmmm, I thought he would walk.

  10. avatar Don says:

    Since his sports nickname was “blade runner” will his prison nickname will be “shiv legs”.

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