During the re-sentencing hearing, Pistorius took off his prosthetic legs inside the packed courtroom and walked gingerly across the floor, his disability on full display in a bid for clemency. It was a far cry from the celebrity athlete who defied his personal circumstances and captured global attention. The Paralympian who qualified for the Olympics was known as the Blade Runner for the specialized carbon-fiber prosthetics he competed with. Once the 15th-fastest man in the world, he ran a personal best of 45.07 in a 400-meter race in 2011.

The judge said public perception of Pistorius could not play a role in her decision. For some on Twitter, the sentence was not harsh enough.

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