New Delhi: On February 14, 2013, at Valentine’s Day, gunshots ranged from the house of Paralympics champion Oscar Pistorius. When police later arrived on scene, they discovered that Oscar’s girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had been shot several times, eradicating all hopes of resuscitating the model.
Since then, it has been a battle for Steenkamp’s family to seek justice for their daughter who they claimed had been murdered by the amputee sprinter. For them, Oscar’s interpretation of how he was flustered and scared when he suspected that robbers had entered the house did not build up to a believable alibi.
Oscar Pistorius had fired four shots into the bathroom door, each of which made contact with Steenkamp who was inside.
Delivering a final verdict on one of the most famous trials in sports history, a South African judge sentenced Oscar to six years in prison for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, reversing the conviction of manslaughter and culpable homicide.
Oscar has already served a year in prison for culpable homicide, and this latest ruling will ensure that the track star spends five years in jail for the murder of Reeva Steencamp. The minimum sentence for murder being 15 years in South Africa, Oscar has been dealt a lighter sentence for his emotional and physical state.