In this Monday, April 7, 2014 file photo, Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
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Star athlete Oscar Pistorius began serving a five-year sentence behind the towering walls of a grim South African prison Tuesday after a sensational trial for killing his girlfriend.Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered Pistorius to serve a maximum five years in prison for culpable homicide after a seven-month trial watched live by millions around the world.Lawyers said however that Pistorius will probably not serve the full term for the offence of culpable homicide, equivalent to manslaughter, and perhaps as little as 10 months before being moved to house arrest.The verdict and the sentence have been hotly debated in South Africa, with many expressing the opinion that Pistorius literally got away with murder.The Steenkamps' lawyer Dup de Bruyn told AFP that the sentence will likely be served as two years in prison and three years under house arrest.Masipa addressed the court for about an hour before delivering the sentence.
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