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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 'will not appeal sentence'

Oscar Pistorius will not appeal his six-year prison sentence for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, his defence team have said.

The paralympic gold medalist, who was sentenced today, will serve "between half and two thirds of the sentence" before he can apply for parole, said Andrew Fawcett, Pistorius' instructing lawyer.

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