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Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 6 Years for Murder of Girlfriend

The news Wednesday that Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend sent shockwaves through social media, with most commenters reacting with incredulity and outrage at what they considered to be a short term.   The sentence, handed down by Judge Thokozile Masipa, falls far short of the 15-year minimum recommended for murder under South African law, although the act that defines minimum sentences gives discretion to judges.   Ever the...

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