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Oscar Pistorius’ Court Sentencing set for June

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Oscar Pistorious Trial - Bella Naija

South African Supreme Court said the Olympic and Paralympic gold medallist, Oscar Pistorius, would face sentencing in June following his conviction for murdering his girlfriend.

A report on Thursday from Johannesburg said Pistorius would be sentenced between June 13 and June 17.

Pistorius, known as “Blade Runner” for the carbon fibre prosthetic blades he used to race, faces a minimum 15-year jail sentence.

The Supreme Court in December upgraded the 29-year-old Paralympian’s sentence on appeal to murder from “culpable homicide”, South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter, for which he had received a five-year sentence.

Pistorius was released from prison and placed under house arrest on October 19, having spent one day less than a year behind bars for shooting dead model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. (Reuters/NAN)

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