Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years

2016-07-06 11:00

Paul Herman, News24

Judge Masipa has sentenced murder-convicted Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison, saying his murder trial had many mitigating factors, and a lengthy jail term would not serve justice.

Masipa: "Mr Pistorius please rise.

"In the result, the sentence I impose on the accused in terms of murder dolus eventualis, is six years imprisonment.

"I'd like to thank counsel for their assistance, the officers of the court, and the staff.

"In the meantime, I will adjourn and I'll be in chambers.

"Counsel I'm willing to hear an application for leave to appeal today."

Court is adjourned.