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Judge Sentences Pistorius to 5 Years for Killing Girlfriend

A South African judge has sentenced runner Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for fatally shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa announced her verdict Tuesday in Pretoria, nearly seven months after the high-profile trial began. Prosecutors had said Pistorius should be given 10 years in prison, while his defense team suggested three years of house arrest and community service would be appropriate. The judge knocked down defense arguments that...

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