The women of “The View” are crying foul over Oscar Pistorius receiving a sentence of five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
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“My feeling is, he got away with murder,” said co-host Nicolle Wallace. “I think women are most at risk sometimes from the men that they share a home with. This is an example of cold-blooded murder.”
Rosie O’Donnell offered a similar reaction, saying: “It doesn’t seem five years is even enough for shooting your spouse.”
Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide, the equivalent of manslaughter, last month. His defense team has suggested that their client, a former Olympian, will only serve 10 months behind bars and the rest under house arrest.
“To be fair, he was not charged with intentionally murdering her. He was charged with unintentionally murdering her,” Rosie Perez said. (Pistorius had been charged with murdering Steemkamp but was found not guilty.)
“It doesn’t feel right,” Wallace said. “I have an emotional reaction and it may not be appropriate, it may not be within the bounds of what the justice system allows for but it sure feels, a lot of men get away with murdering their girlfriends and wives in cold blood.”
Whoopi Goldberg shared with the panel that women who are eight-months pregnant are most at risk of being involved in a violent crime.
“It does feel a little strange,” Goldberg said. “He killed her. That’s pretty much what it was.”
Pistorius, a double-amputee athlete, admitted to shooting Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door on the night of Feb. 14, 2013, saying he mistook her for a late-night intruder.
Watch the video from Tuesday morning’s “The View” above.