Court To Sentence Oscar Pistorius June13-17

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

According to a report from Johannesburg on Thursday Pistorius would be sentenced between June 13 and June 17.

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

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius

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 Oct. 19, having spent one day less than a year behind bars for shooting dead model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

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