July 2016: Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of July 2016.

1. ISIS-Inspired Attacks Increasing 2. Death of Holocaust Survivor Elie Weisel 3. Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder Case 4. Pokemon Go Launches 5. Violence in South Sudan 6. Portugal Tops France in Euro 2016 7. Wimbledon Winners 8. Australia's Turnbull Claims Victory 9. Theresa May: Britain's Next PM 10. North Korea Cuts U.S. Ties 11. International Court Rebukes China 12. Deadly Truck Attack in Nice, France 13. Attempted Coup in Turkey Fails 14. Henrik Stenson Wins British Open 15. Germany Gets Violent 16. Chris Froome Wins Tour de France 17. Japan Suffers Mass Stabbing 18. ISIS Kills Priest in France
Oscar Pistorius Sentenced in Murder
image of Oscar Pistorius arriving at High Court
In the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013, famous Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius shot four bullets through his bathroom door, killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. In 2014, a court ruled that Pistorius was guilty of culpable homicide, but shortly after a higher court overturned that decision and now, on July 6, 2016, a murder conviction leads to a 6-year sentence for Oscar Pistorius.
Photo source: AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed
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