Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

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South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius (C) arrives in Court in Pretoria on June 30, 2014. After a six-week break, the murder trial that has gripped South Africa and the world resumes on June 30. (Photo: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

(CNN) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, last year. He was also given a three-year sentence on a firearms charge, but it was suspended.