Oscar Pistorius jailed for six years for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa on Wednesday, July 6. (AP Photo/

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa on Wednesday, July 6. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed) - Credit: AP

Six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for the February 2013 murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius was given a new sentence after his conviction was changed to murder for shooting gir

Oscar Pistorius was given a new sentence after his conviction was changed to murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey) - Credit: AP

The 29-year-old South African learned his fate at a Pretoria court on Wednesday morning following the killing of model and television personality Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.

Pistorius had been convicted of murder by an appeals court last year, having initially been found guilty of manslaughter in September 2014.

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