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Court Grants Oscar Pistorius Bail after Murder Conviction

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Court Grants Oscar Pistorius Bail after Murder Conviction


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Court Grants Oscar Pistorius Bail after Murder Conviction

A South African court on Tuesday granted bail to paralympian Oscar Pistorius after he was convicted of murder for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013, with the judge saying the athlete did not pose a flight risk.

Pistorius, known as “Blade Runner” because of the carbon fibre prosthetic blades he used to race, faces a minimum 15-year jail sentence.

It would be recalled that the Supreme Court last Thursday upgraded the 29-year-old athlete’s sentence to murder from “culpable homicide”, South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter, for which he had received a five-year sentence.

Pistorius was released from jail on Oct. 19 and had been meant to serve the rest of that five-year sentence under house arrest at his uncle’s house in a wealthy suburb of the capital Pretoria.

The athlete killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013 after firing four shots through a locked toilet door. He said he mistook Steenkamp for a burglar, while prosecutors argued that he had intended to kill her.

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Bail? Its supposed to be a murder case. They should be careful with this Pisyorious.Nobody can convince me of his innocence.

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Hmmmm like seriously am really tired of this oscar’s issue, dont even know what to think again…

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Mr Talkless

This crious…! what’s the bail all about?? Dis a murder case.

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Lol, he will serve the rest five years with his uncle Under house arrest.. what a child play. S M H

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bailing him won’t bring deceased back to life..wat an injustice

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