Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for fatal shooting

Oscar Pistorius attends court at his murder trial for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on St. Valentine's Day 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Pistroius' lawyer Barry Roux says he has closed his case, and the judge says final arguments will be held in court on Aug. 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius attends court at his murder trial for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on St. Valentine's Day 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Pistroius' lawyer Barry Roux says he has closed his case, and the judge says final arguments will be held in court on Aug. 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP/WDTN) — Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison for killing his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013.

The judge in a South African court read the sentence Tuesday, also giving Pistorius a 3-year-suspended sentenced for a firearms violation.

The judge last month acquitted Pistorius of murder, but found him guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in repeatedly shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a bathroom door.

Pistorius had argued that he fired the gun thinking someone had broken into his home.

Prosecutors had ask for a minimum sentence of ten years.

Pistorius was led away from the courtroom immediately after the sentence was handed down.

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