Breaking News: Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years

Date: 21-10-2014 9:52 am (6 years ago) | Author: Regina smith
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 South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.

The prosecution had called for a minimum 10-year sentence; the defence for community service and house arrest.Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of murder.
'Feeling of unease' Judge Masipa said: "Sentencing is about achieving the right balance. Sentencing is not a perfect exercise.


She said there must be a balance between retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation.
The judge began summarising the evidence brought before the trial.


Ms Vergeer had argued Pistorius would be "a lot more vulnerable than the normal man" in jail.
But Judge Masipa said she was sure prisons were equipped to cater for the requirements of a special needs inmate.


Posted: at 21-10-2014 09:52 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
- bayonel3 at 21-10-2014 09:53 AM (6 years ago)
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More than seven months after Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius's trial for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp started, Judge Thokozile Masipa today announced a punishment of five years imprisonment after finding him guilty of culpable homicide. Pistorius was acquitted of murder. He had testified during his murder trial that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder. Reporters in court in Pretoria say that Arnold Pistorius, uncle of the jailed athlete, has indicated there will be no appeal – the family expected him to go to jail.
Posted: at 21-10-2014 09:53 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- ayogstar at 21-10-2014 10:10 AM (6 years ago)
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Damn bruh!....i stay outta trouble not because i'm scared or that kinda shit,,buh because i don't look good in orange
Posted: at 21-10-2014 10:10 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dickman2 at 21-10-2014 10:57 AM (6 years ago)
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five just too small for this idiot...
why not life or dead..
what is five years to someone life..
i dey vex..
i hope them kill him in prison..useless  idiot with no legs...just kill fine girl for nothing..
Posted: at 21-10-2014 10:57 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 21-10-2014 11:04 AM (6 years ago)
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WHY?Huh??  JUST FIVE YEARS?
I WAS EXPECTING LIFE IMPRISONMENT ,,,,,,
Posted: at 21-10-2014 11:04 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 21-10-2014 12:41 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 21-10-2014 12:41 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- sucre4u at 21-10-2014 12:46 PM (6 years ago)
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Owk o
Posted: at 21-10-2014 12:46 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- angesco at 21-10-2014 12:50 PM (6 years ago)
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If he hsd been a BLACK SOUTH AFRICAN and the judge been WHITE  Pistorious, would have been found guilty a month after the crime and giiven LIFE!
Posted: at 21-10-2014 12:50 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fdkenny at 21-10-2014 12:54 PM (6 years ago)
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Five years too small now, na animal him kill, oyinbo people en.
Posted: at 21-10-2014 12:54 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osarobo62 at 21-10-2014 01:29 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: dickman2 on 21-10-2014 10:57 AM
five just too small for this idiot...
why not life or dead..
what is five years to someone life..
i dey vex..
i hope them kill him in prison..useless  idiot with no legs...just kill fine girl for nothing..
Angry Angry senseless judgement.....he will be out of prison before Christmas 2015. All he needs to serve before
parole is just 10 months under this sentencing.
Posted: at 21-10-2014 01:29 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dynasty4all at 21-10-2014 02:46 PM (6 years ago)
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WONDERFUL
Posted: at 21-10-2014 02:46 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dynasty4all at 21-10-2014 02:46 PM (6 years ago)
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MONEY HAS EXCHANGED HANDS
Posted: at 21-10-2014 02:46 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wysetots at 21-10-2014 03:39 PM (6 years ago)
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Good for him....
Posted: at 21-10-2014 03:39 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Ritabrenice at 21-10-2014 03:40 PM (6 years ago)
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Stay well o
Posted: at 21-10-2014 03:40 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 21-10-2014 07:28 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 21-10-2014 07:28 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Abubu86 at 21-10-2014 10:49 PM (6 years ago)
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5 years is damn too small. I was expecting 25yrs imprisonment
Posted: at 21-10-2014 10:49 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larry28 at 22-10-2014 07:48 AM (6 years ago)
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Serves him right
Posted: at 22-10-2014 07:48 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- paulohking at 22-10-2014 10:31 AM (6 years ago)
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what a fuccking mess, but I think 5 is small...... but who am I to pass judgement, I'm only good at designing and construction of building...... I gotta go now before I say something else .
Posted: at 22-10-2014 10:31 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 24-08-2015 10:23 AM (5 years ago)
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Happy staying
Posted: at 24-08-2015 10:23 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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