High Court judge Thokozile Masipa recorded a few moderating elements for sentencing him to not as much as a large portion of the base 15-year term for homicide, including the competitor’s case he trusted he was shooting an interloper.
“The sentence that I impose on the accused… is six years imprisonment,” she said.
Pistorius, 29, embraced his family before being taken out of the court in Pretoria to start serving his term.
The twofold amputee Olympic and Paralympic sprinter was liberated from jail last October subsequent to serving one year of a five-year term for at fault crime — the likeness murder.
In any case, an offers court overhauled his conviction to kill in December.
Pistorius shot Steenkamp, a model, in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013, saying he confused her for a robber when he discharged four times through the entryway of his room can.
The sentencing may not be the end of the adventure, as Pistorius or the state could dispatch a last round of requests against the length of the jail term.