• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Sentencing for convicted murderer Pistorius slated for June


Johannesburg, Mar 30: South African judicial authorities say sentencing hearings for Oscar Pistorius, who murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be held in June.

A statement released today by the office of South Africa's chief justice says the sentencing process for the former track star will be held June 13-17 in a Pretoria court.

Oscar Pistorius

The statement says a previously reported April 18 date for sentencing had been "provisionally arranged" pending the outcome of the runner's appeal of his murder conviction at South Africa's Constitutional Court.

Pistorius had argued that a lower court erred when it overturned a manslaughter conviction and declared the former Olympic athlete guilty of murder. The Constitutional Court dismissed his appeal. The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years, though it can be reduced in some circumstances.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more