Ex-Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 6 years in prison for the 2013 killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp … after his initial manslaughter conviction was upgraded to murder.
Pistorius admitted he shot and killed Steenkamp in his South Africa home — claiming he believed she was an intruder.
He was convicted of manslaughter in 2014 and was living under house arrest as part of a 5 year sentence — but the conviction was overturned and upgraded to murder.
Oscar was facing up to 15 years behind bars — but the judge felt he only deserved 6 … partly due to the fact he’s shown remorse.
The 29-year-old was taken to prison immediately following Wednesday’s hearing. He will be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence.
Pistorious has 2 weeks to appeal the sentence — though his legal team has suggested they will not initiate appeal proceedings.