Oscar Pistorius sentence for Reeva Steenkamp murder begins
  • 8 years ago
South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced this week for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending years of legal twists and turns.
It’ll be the second time Pistorius has been sentenced for the killing following an appeal by prosecutors.
The three-year legal saga that began with the fatal gunshots in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine’s Day 2013 now appears to be near its end.
The track star, whose lower legs were amputated when he was a baby, initially received a five-year sentence for culpable homicide, South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter.
The conviction was later upgraded to murder after an appeal heard by the Supreme Court.