Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 5-Years For The Killing Of Reeva Steenkamp But Will Serve 10-Months Leading To Outrage Online

Oscar Pistorius

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5-years in jail in the killing of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. Reports indicate Pistorius will likely serve 10-months in jail in South Africa and the remainder of his sentence on house arrest. 

Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius

This news has created outrage on the internet, as many are stating on social networking the sentence is too light for the crime. Pistorius maintains it was an accident and he thought Steenkamp was an intruder. However, many discrepancies surfaced in the case causing people to doubt his claims. Steenkamp's family stated they are satisfied with the verdict.