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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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Public opinion 'must play no part' in Pistorius sentencing

The judge in Oscar Pistorius' sentencing hearing has said that public opinion must play no role in the court's sentencing decision.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said the court should not take account of public opinion in determining sentence, no matter how "loud and persistent" it might be.

Pistorius' case has received widespread media attention.

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