South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The case also held symbolic meaning as a popular white athlete was sentenced by a black female judge.
After a long and very public trial, Oscar Pistorius will not be convicted of murder — but he could still go to prison for "culpable homicide." Many South Africans were shocked by the acquittal for murder, since Pistorius did not come off well during the trial.
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