Oscar Pistorious left the courtroom today and went straight to jail. He's beginning day one of a five year sentence he received for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.
Some are drawing parallels between this case and another famous athlete/murder trial.
Domestic violence has rocked the sports world lately.
Pistorious, a 27-year-old double-amputee sprinter, admitted killing the model and TV presenter at his home but said it was a tragic accident. He claims he mistook her for an intruder when he opened fire on his closed bathroom door.
Pistorius was arrested and charged with murder. Following a long trial, he was acquitted but found guilty of culpable homicide. Earlier recommendations for sentencing caused an uproar when house arrest was suggested. A social worker who testified said, "[Prison] will not assist [Pistorius] but will break him as a person. The exposure of the accused on his stumps to inmates will have a severe effect on him."
Defense lawyers for Pistorious say the athlete might serve only 1/6 of his jail sentence. That's equivalent to about 10 months.