Oscar Pistorius' Murder Sentence

Kelly Ross

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On July 6th, 2016, Pistorius    to 6 years of prison for the murder of Reva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius    a double-amputee Paralympic champion.

It was Valentine's day 2013 and Pistorius and former girlfriend, Reva Steenkamp, were at home celebrating   . Pistorius claimed he shot and killed Steenkamp because he    for an intruder.

The trial sparked international interest (in part due to Pistorius' emotional outbursts in court) and    broadcasted worldwide.


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  1. Why do you think this news became so popular?

  2. What other famous celebrities were known for having killed someone?

  3. Do you think that law is applied equally to everyone? Why or why not?

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