BREAKING NEWS: Oscar Pistorius Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Murder

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

The minimum prison sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years. 

Pistorius was initially convicted of culpable homicide in September 2014, but the ruling was overturned by the Supreme Court of Appeal in December 2015 and replaced with a murder conviction.

The court had a duty to sentence based on the facts and the evidence, not public opinion, she said. Pistorius had already served 12 months, was a first-time offender, and was not likely to re-offend, she said.