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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 file photo, Oscar Pistorius stands following his bail hearing in Pretoria, South Africa. Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who shot and k…

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius, center, is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011 file photo, South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes in a qualification round for the Men's 4x400m relay at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the ki…

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Parents of the late Reeva Steenkamp Barry and June, front, arrive at the court in Pretroia South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2104. Oscar Pistorius received a five-year sentence for culpable homicide for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Independent Newspap…

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius, right, prepares to be led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius is hugged by his estranged father, Henke Pistorius, right, as he arrives in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfrien…

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

High court judge Thokozile Masipais passes sentence on Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius, center, gestures after he was sentenced in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba H…

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius, right, speaks with defense lawyer Brian Webber after his arrival in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva…

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius, left, greets his uncle Arnold Pistorius, right, and other family members as he is led down to the cells of the court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the ki…

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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5 year prison term

Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

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Indiana man's confession leads to 7 bodies

Indiana man's confession leads to 7 bodies

In this Oct. 19, 2014 photo is the Motel 6 in Hammond, Ind., where a victim was found on Sunday. Police said Sunday that a 43-year-old man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in the motel and told investigators where the bodies of three other women could be found in abandoned h…

October 20, 2014 11:17 am

Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

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Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old

HONESDALE, Pa. | A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.

October 15, 2014 4:50 pm

Body found in Hegewisch identified

CHICAGO | The Cook County medical examiner's office on Tuesday identified the dismembered body found in a Hegewisch garage Oct. 5 as that of Milan Lekich.

October 14, 2014 2:30 pm

Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway | Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi, of India, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

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Cowboys' Spillman probed for alleged sex assault

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month.

October 02, 2014 6:24 am
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