BREAKING NEWS: Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison


Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The Olympic and Paralympic athlete discovered his fate on Wednesday, Judge Thokozile Masipa delivering her verdict following a sentencing hearing in Pretoria.

Pistorius, who claimed he thought Ms Steenkamp was an intruder when he shot her dead through a bathroom door at his home in 2013, was originally sentenced to five years in prison in October 2014 and subsequently released on house arrest 12 months later.

However, his initial conviction of culpable homicide was upgraded to murder last December by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal.