Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for murder, more than three years after he shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Here’s a timeline of events for Pistorius since 2012:
July 4, 2012 — South Africa lists Pistorius as the last name on their team of 125 track and field athletes for the London Olympics. Pistorius’ reaction on Twitter.
Aug. 4, 2012 — Pistorius becomes the first double leg amputee to run in the Olympics, finishing second in his 400m first-round heat to advance to the semifinals. He finished last in his semifinal the next day.
Feb. 14, 2013 — Pistorius shoots and kills girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home, later saying he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder locked inside a bathroom, in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day.
Feb. 15, 2013 — Pistorius weeps in court as prosecutors say they will pursue a premeditated murder charge.
Feb. 19, 2013 — Pistorius says, “I tried to help her, but she died in my arms. I am mortified,” in a sworn affidavit.
Aug. 19, 2013 — Pistorius is formally indicted on charges including premeditated murder. His trial is set for March 3-20, 2014.
Feb. 14, 2014 — Pistorius posts a statement on his website on the one-year anniversary of Steenkamp’s death: “The loss of Reeva and the complete trauma of that day, I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”
March 3, 2014 — Pistorius pleads not guilty as the trial begins, broadcast live on a pop-up TV channel in South Africa.
April 7, 2014 — Pistorius takes the witness stand and begins his testimony at the trial. He would be cross-examined for five days.
May 14, 2014 — Judge Thokozile Masipa orders a trial break for Pistorius to be taken for mental tests at the request of the prosecution. The trial resumes June 30.
Aug. 8, 2014 — Closing arguments conclude, and Masipa sets Sept. 11 to begin announcing her judgment. Pistorius’ social media reaction.
Sept. 12, 2014 — Masipa finds Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide but not murder as she finishes announcing the verdict. Pistorius faces a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.
Oct. 21, 2014 — Pistorius is sentenced to no more than five years in prison with a possibility to serve eight to 10 months of the sentence in jail and the rest under house arrest.
June 8, 2015 — Pistorius is approved to be moved from prison to house arrest as early as Aug. 21.
Oct. 15, 2015 — Pistorius’ release date is announced — Oct. 20 — following delays.
Nov. 3, 2015 — A prosecution’s appeal is scheduled to be heard by South Africa’s Supreme Court, with a murder conviction again being sought.
Dec. 3, 2015 — A South African appeals court overturns the culpable homicide verdict and convicts Pistorius of murder.
March 3, 2016 — Pistorius’ appeal of the murder conviction is denied.
July 6, 2016 — Pistorius is sentenced to six years in prison.
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