Pis­to­rius back in court for sen­tenc­ing

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Os­car Pis­to­rius ap­peared in a South African court yes­ter­day for a sen­tenc­ing hear­ing af­ter the dou­bleam­putee Olympian was con­victed of mur­der­ing girl­friend Reeva Steenkamp. De­fence lawyer Barry Roux ar­gued for some le­niency and called a psy­chol­o­gist who eval­u­ated Pis­to­rius to tes­tify. Hear­ings are ex­pected to last sev­eral days be­fore Judge Thokozile Masipa an­nounces the sen­tence later in the week. The min­i­mum sen­tence for mur­der in South Africa is 15 years in jail, though a judge can re­duce that sen­tence in some cir­cum­stances.

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