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Sentence Means Pistorius Could Be out in 10 Months

News24   in 
October 21, 2014

Pretoria – “Mr Pistorius, please stand. The following is what I consider to be a sentence that is firm and just both to society and the accused. Count one, culpable homicide: The sentence imposed is a maximum imprisonment of five years.”

With this sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa brought to an end the seven-month trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Here are some of the main points of the sentencing:

– Five years in prison on manslaughter conviction.

– Three-year suspended sentence for discharging a firearm in a restaurant.

– According to experts, Pistorius must serve at least a sixth of his sentence, meaning he could be eligible for parole after 10 months.

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