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Oscar Pistorius murder trial

Updated 7:38 AM ET, Tue October 21, 2014
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Oscar Pistorius reaches out to his uncle Arnold Pistorius and other family members as he is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, after being sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday, October 21. Pistorius, the first double-amputee runner to compete in the Olympics, was sentenced for culpable homicide in the February 2013 death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Herman Verwey/Pool/AP
Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria on Monday, October 13. A judge cleared Pistorius of premeditated murder last month, but he was found guilty of culpable homicide -- the South African term for unintentionally, but unlawfully, killing a person. Themba Hadebe/AP
Pistorius speaks with his uncle Arnold Pistorius during his trial at the Pretoria High Court on Friday, September 12. Alon Skuy/The Times-Pool/Gallo Image/Getty Images
Pistorius cries on the stand in Pretoria on Thursday, September 11, as the judge reads notes while delivering her verdict. Kim Ludbrook/ap
Pistorius arrives at court on September 11. Jerome Delay/ap
Pistorius speaks to someone in court as his murder trial resumes in Pretoria on Thursday, August 7. Werner Beukes/Pool/AP
Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria on Tuesday, July 8. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool/AP
Pistorius arrives at court in Pretoria on Monday, July 7. Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Pistorius yawns during day 37 of his murder trial on June 3. JEROME DELAY/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius hugs a supporter Wednesday, July 2. Werner Beukes/SAPA/Gallo Images/Pool/Getty Images
Pistorius listens to evidence being presented in court on Monday, June 30. Phill Magakoe/Pool/Getty Images
Pistorius leaves the court in Pretoria on Tuesday, May 20. Themba Hadebe/AP
Pistorius reads notes during his trial on Monday, May 12. KIM LUDBROOK/EPA/POOL/LANDOV
Ballistics expert Tom "Wollie" Wolmarans testifies for the defense on May 12. Chris Collingridge/Pool/AP
A red laser dot points at bullet holes in the bathroom door for a forensic demonstration during the trial on May 12. Pistorius admits firing four bullets through the closed door, killing Steenkamp, but says he thought he was protecting himself from a burglar. CHRIS COLLINGRIDGE/EPA/THE STAR/POOL/LANDOV
Pistorius returns to court as his murder trial resumes Monday, May 5, after a break of more than two weeks. Ihsaan Haffejee/Pool/AP
Pistorius gets a hug from a woman as he leaves court in Pretoria on Wednesday, April 16. Themba Hadebe/AP
Pistorius rubs his eye Tuesday, April 15, after testifying during his murder trial. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool/AP
Pistorius arrives at the court in Pretoria on Monday, April 14. Theana Breugem/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images
Pistorius' sister, Aimee, cries in court as she listens to her brother's testimony on Tuesday, April 8. Kim Ludbrook/Pool/Getty Images
June Steenkamp, Reeva Steenkamp's mother, reacts as she listens to Pistorius' testimony on April 8. Kim Ludbrook/Pool/AP
Pistorius is hugged by his aunt Lois Pistorius in court on Monday, April 7. Deaan Vivier/Pool/AP
Pistorius sits inside the courtroom as members of his defense team talk in the foreground Friday, March 28. Werner Beukes/ap
Pistorius leaves court on March 28. The trial was delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict was sick. Themba Hadebe/ap
Steenkamp's mother, right, and family friend Jenny Strydom react in court Tuesday, March 25, during cross-questioning. Siphiwe Sibeko/ap
Cell phone analyst Francois Moller testifies during the trial on March 25. Questioned by the prosecution, Moller listed in order the calls made and received by Pistorius after he shot Steenkamp. Esa Alexander/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius cries as he sits in the dock during his trial on Monday, March 24. IHSAAN HAFFEJEE/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius talks to defense attorney Barry Roux on March 24. Chris Collingridge/Pool/AP
Pistorius holds his head while members of his family talk behind him on Tuesday, March 18. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
Steenkamp's mother, wearing the white collared shirt, looks on while a police officer takes notes in court March 18. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius is hugged by his aunt Lois on March 18. WERNER BEUKES/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius takes notes Monday, March 17, as his murder trial enters its third week. SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius covers his head as he listens to forensic evidence Thursday, March 13. Alet Pretorius/Pool/AP
Forensic investigator Johannes Vermeulen, left, is questioned during the trial March 13. Themba Hadebe/Pool/AP
Pistorius listens to questions during his trial on Wednesday, March 12. Werner Beukes/Pool/AP
A police officer takes part in a court reconstruction March 12. A police forensic expert said Pistorius was on the stumps of his amputated legs when he knocked down a locked toilet door with a cricket bat to reach his shot girlfriend. That counters the track star's assertion he was wearing his prosthetic legs at the time. Defense attorney Barry Roux countered by suggesting that even with his prosthetic legs on, Pistorius would not be swinging a bat at the same height as an able-bodied person. ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius listens to cross-questioning on Monday, March 10. Bongiwe Mchunu/Pool/AP
Friends of Steenkamp's family watch Pistorius during his trial on March 7. THEMBA HADEBE/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius covers his ears on Thursday, March 6, as a witness speaks about the morning Steenkamp was killed. Marco Longari/Pool/AP
Pistorius' sister, Aimee, right, speaks with members of Steenkamp's family on March 6. Marco Longari/Pool/AP
Pistorius sits in court on the third day of his trial Wednesday, March 5. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool/AP
Pistorius appears on the second day of his trial Tuesday, March 4. Antoine de Ras/Pool/AP
Members of the media work during a break in proceedings March 4. KIM LUDBROOK/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius talks with Roux inside the court on March 4. Kim Ludbrook/Pool/AP
Pistorius speaks with his legal representatives on March 4. Antoine de Ras/AFP/Getty Images
Pistorius is escorted out of the court Monday, March 3, after the first day of his murder trial. stringer/AP
People try to get a glimpse of Pistorius as he leaves the court building on March 3. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Pistorius is seen shortly after arriving for his trial on March 3. Themba Hadebe/Pool/AP
Pistorius walks into the courtroom on March 3. Herman Verwey/Pool/AP
Pistorius takes a drink of water March 3 during his trial. Herman Verwey/Media24 - POOL
The case has captivated South Africa. Here, Lauren Wentzel watches the proceedings from her home outside Cape Town on March 3. NIC BOTHMA/EPA/LANDOV
June Steenkamp arrives at the court building for the start of the trial. AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam
Pistorius' relatives wait inside the courtroom on March 3. AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool
People at the court building wait for Pistorius' arrival on March 3. AP Photo/Schalk van Zuyda