NATIONAL: Oscar Pistorius jailed for six years
Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years for the murder of his girlfriend.
The verdict comes after his initial five-year conviction for manslaughter was changed to murder last December on appeal.
The South African was taken immediately to jail.
Pistorius, 29, shot Reeva Steenkamp four times through a locked toilet door in February, 2013.
He admitted shooting her, but said he mistook her for an intruder and was acting out of fear.
In an hour-long session, Judge Thokozile Masipa said mitigating circumstances, such as rehabilitation and remorse, outweighed aggravating factors for deviating from the prescribed 15-year sentence for murder.