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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder - SFGate

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian described by a judge as a "fallen hero," was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in a South African prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in a ruling viewed by some as too lenient.

However, Judge Thokozile Masipa appeared to anticipate criticism of a jail term that fell far short of the normally mandated 15 years for murder under South African law, declaring: "Our courts are courts of law, not courts of public opinion."

Hmm, so he got 6 years. What does everyone else think? Too lenient or maybe he really did make a mistake when he shot his GF?
 

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder - SFGate

Hmm, so he got 6 years. What does everyone else think? Too lenient or maybe he really did make a mistake when he shot his GF?

South Africa is extremely dangerous and certainly one can get jittery and he could Have made a horrible mistake...

But then again, perhaps not as other evidence indicated.

Only he knows what happened.

One thing is for sure, his next girlfriend will get ready to go out ALOT quicker.
 

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South Africa is not a place where you want to go to prison. Your chances of being assaulted in a South African prison is ridiculously high.
 

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murder - SFGate

Hmm, so he got 6 years. What does everyone else think? Too lenient or maybe he really did make a mistake when he shot his GF?

I personally think he knew exactly what he was doing.

If i'm wrong, then he should still go to jail. Here, I think we might call the lesser offense "reckless homicide."

I think he skated, but since the state couldnt prove intent, the sentence was probably about right. He's been pretty much destroyed.
 

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I'm sorry his punishment is only six years.
 

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Well, I got sick of his crying and whining in court. But, six years seems very light. On the other hand, I can't imagine a guy with no legs in with a dangerous prison population. Do you think they will have "special" security for him there?
 

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