Eye Witness News Online
On 12 September
2014 Masipa ruled that Pistorius was guilty of culpable homicide in the
death of Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot and killed on Valentine’s Day
also found guilty of the negligent discharging of a firearm at Tasha’s
restaurant in Melrose Arch, for which he received a sentence of three
years imprisonment, wholly suspended for five years.
The two terms will be served concurrently.
prosecutor Gerrie Nel had argued that the Paralympian athlete had to pay
for killing Steenkamp, saying the court owed it to society and for
Pistorius to be an example to future offenders.
“The minimum term that society will be happy with will be a 10-year imprisonment term.”
defence advocate Barry Roux had argued that Pistorius could be
rehabilitated and help society, if given the chance to do community
He suggested that the athlete be sentenced to house arrest and community service.
Source: News Day