At the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to a maximum five-year term in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.
Oscar Pistorius leaves on bail from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa. South African Judge Thokosile Masipa ruled out murder charges yesterday, but convicted Oscar Pistorius in court today of culpable homicide, as the six month trial of the Olympic double-amputee sprinter comes to an end. His defence maintained that Mr Pistorius mistook Ms Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder in his home when he fired several shots into his bathroom allegedly in self-defence but killing his girlfriend. Sentencing for Pistorius will be on October 13.
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges on Thursday and will await the verdict on culpable homicide
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, sits with his head in his hand after arriving at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for the second day of his trial
Accused South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks at his watch as the start of his trial is delayed at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. He later entered a plea of not guilty.
Oscar Pistorius appears in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. Judge Desmond Nair on Monday ruled that the trial of the double-amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will begin on March 3 2014
Oscar Pistorius, standing near to his sister, Aimee, waits for court proceedings at the Pretoria magistrates court in South Africa to begin on Tuesday. Mr Pistorius, the Paralympic star known as “Blade Runner”, attended his first formal appearance since his release on bail in February for the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp