Oscar Pistorius Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for the Death of His Girlfriend

Parents of Reeva Steenkamp discuss the sentencing outside the courtroom.
1:34 | 10/22/14

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Transcript for Oscar Pistorius Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for the Death of His Girlfriend
and to soument Africa. The blade runner, Oscar Pistorius behind bars this evening, sent to prison in the death of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. This was the scene in court. The olympian saying good-bye to his family. Five years in prison. It's believed he will likely not serve the entire time. And tonight, the parents of his girlfriend now speaking out. Was justice served? Listen to what they told our Alex Marquardt, just outside court. Reporter: Everyone in court was on the edge of their seats as Pistorius rose to hear his fate. The sentence imposed is the maximum imprisonment of five years. Reporter: Pistorius was stone-faced throughout, showing little emotion when the sentence was read. He then paused for a quick good-bye with his family before being taken away for his first day in prison. But the family of reeva steenkamp told reporters after the sentencing that they're satisfied. Doesn't matter. He's going to pay something. Reporter: Under south african law, Pistorius could be transferred to house arrest in as little as ten months. House arrest in this house, his uncle's mansion. As they exited the court, steenkamp's mother told me that justice was served, but they will never have closure. Do you have closure now? If you could bring my daughter back, then I will have closure. Reporter: Tonight, Pistorius spends his first night behind bars, wearing a new prison uniform and held alone in a cell in the hospital wing. The question is, how long will his stay here last?

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