Oscar Pistorius Family 'Accept' Judgement

Arnold Pistorius criticised the state for trying to find his nephew Oscar guilty of premeditated murder and the "collateral damage" caused by that persistence.

updated: October 21, 2014 17:04 IST
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Hank Pistorius, Oscar's father, leave court after the sentencing.



Oscar Pistorius's uncle on Tuesday said the sprinter's family accepted the court's judgement, after "The Blade Runner" was sentenced to five years in a South African jail for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend.

"The court has now handed down judgement and sentence, and we accept the judgement," said Arnold Pistorius in a statement outside court. "Oscar will embrace this opportunity to pay back to society."

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