After an entire year of drawn out legal battles, Oscar Pistorius has finally been sentenced to five years in prison for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Last month, Oscar was found not guilty of premeditated murder, even though the evidence all pointed to that being the case. For whatever reason – supposedly because it was all circumstantial evidence – the judge decided to rule ‘not guilty’ for premeditated murder, but there’s still no denying that Oscar did kill his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp – premeditated or not.
So now, Oscar has been found guilty of culpable homicide, which is basically manslaughter in legalese. The sentence is being capped at a maximum of five years, so if Oscar behaves, it could actually be a year. Although his prison sentence will begin immediately, Oscar Pistorius certainly got one hell of a lucky break with this case, didn’t he?