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BREAKING: Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Jail



Judge Masipa has sentenced Oscar Pistorius to five years imprisonment on the first count. On another count - a firearms offence - he is sentenced to three years, which was suspended, BBC reports.

"Mr Pistorius, please rise.... The following is what I consider to be a sentence that is fair and just both to society and to the accused: Count 1 - culpable homicide, the sentence imposed is a maximum imprisonment of five years, imposed in terms of section 276/1I of the Criminal Procedure Act Number 51 of 1977." She said.

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