Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of manslaughter of his girlfriend but has been released on bail. See below…
Shamed athlete Oscar Pistorius has been released on bail despite being found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend.
The Paralympian was granted an extension to his bail until his sentencing on October 13 despite claims by the prosecution that he might flee the country.
Both sides will be able to call witnesses to argue ahead of the judge’s ruling on if, or for how long, Pistorius is sent to prison for negligently killing Reeva Steenkamp.
The hearing will decide whether he faces a prison term of up to 15 years, but equally could see him walk free with a suspended sentence.
After the verdicts, his uncle Arnold Pistorius said: ‘We never had any doubt about Oscar’s version of events.
‘It won’t bring Reeva back, but our hearts go out to her family and friends.’
Earlier, the athlete stood impassively in the dock as the judge convicted him of culpable homicide after he shot Miss Steenkamp dead at his home on Valentine’s Day last year.
Read more: Daily Mail
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