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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years' jail

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.The double amputee shot and killed Ms Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, saying he mistook her for an intruder before he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door.A Pretoria court last month found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, a charge equivalent to manslaughter, after a lengthy and widely publicised trial.Pistorius will serve a maximum five years behind bars. He will also serve three years, wholly suspended, on a separate conviction related to negligent use of a firearm.