Oscar Pistorius, a convicted murderer, now awaits sentencing

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 05, 2015 09:54 AM
Oscar Pistorius, a convicted murderer, now awaits sentencing
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities say they are arranging for Oscar Pistorius to appear in court soon following his murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Luvuyo Mfaku, spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority, said Friday that the double-amputee Olympian, currently under house arrest, must appear in a trial court so that a date for sentencing can be set.

Mfaku says the court would also address the issue of bail.

On Thursday, an appeals court convicted the former track star of murder, overturning the trial court's manslaughter conviction. Pistorius spent one year of a five-year sentence in jail for the lesser offense and then was put under house arrest in October.

Pistorius shot Steenkamp in his home on Valentine's Day 2013.

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