2. Pistorius gets five years

  • South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison. 
  • Sentencing follows trial where Pistorius was found guilty of the 'culpable homicide' of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
  • Pistorius also received a suspended three year sentence for 'negligently discharging' a firearm in the weeks leading up to Steenkamp's death.
  • Unclear how long Pistorius will actually spend in jail; possibility of house arrest after 10 months being touted by the athlete's defence team.