‘Rich,’ ‘White’ Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years maximum in prison

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The Oscar Pistorus verdict is in. Details from ESPN:

Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

A South African judge cited the “gross negligence” the Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home when she delivered the sentence. Pistorius’ prison term begins immediately.

Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder under house arrest, according to legal experts.

And he will begin serving his sentence immediately:

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There is much anger on Twitter that his sentence was way too lenient, however, given the crime:

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And as Twtichy reported previously, there is still a lot of sentiment from Tweeters out there that Pistorius benefited from being  rich and white. First in beating the murder rap, and now with his sentence:

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To some people, it’s still always about race.

Related:

Is judge being lenient on Oscar Pistorius because he is white?

Breaking: Judge finds Oscar Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder

Judge in Oscar Pistorius case takes lunch break in middle of delivering verdict

 

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