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Oscar Pistorius jailed for six years for murdering Reeva Steenkamp

South African paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

The double-amputee's manslaughter conviction was overturned last year by an appeals court, which convicted Pistorius of the more serious charge of murder.

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Pistorius judge reviews events of murder

Judge Thokozile Masipa has begun outlining the events of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, preceding her comments by saying the circumstances did not make the crime any less serious.

Pistorius killed Steenkamp when he fired a gun four times at a closed bathroom door, which she was behind.

He has always denied deliberately shooting Steenkamp, maintaining during his trial that he opened fire because he believed an intruder had broken into his home.

"The fact that the accused thought it was an intruder does not make it any less serious," Judge Masipa said.

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