Oscar Pistorius in court for murder sentencing

Oscar Pistorius in court for murder sentencing

Oscar Pistorius is back in court in South Africa for sentencing after the double-amputee Olympian was convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The hearing began in Pretoria on Monday and is expected to last several days before the judge announces the sentence.

The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years in jail, though a judge can reduce that sentence in some circumstances.

It will be the second time Pistorius has been sentenced for the killing, following a judge's earlier ruling that he was guilty of the lesser charge of negligent homicide. The appeals court rejected that verdict.

The three-year legal saga that began with Ms Steenkamp's fatal shooting in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013 now appears to be nearing its end.

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