31 Mar 2016

Oscar Pistorius given sentencing date

7:17 pm on 31 March 2016

Disgraced South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been told he will be sentenced in June for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steeinkamp in February 2013.

The former Olympic and Paralympic athlete could face up to 15 years in prison.

A South African appeals court overturned an earlier conviction of manslaughter and found him guilty of murder, and earlier this month he was denied the right to appeal against that murder conviction.