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Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced on July 6: Judge

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Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced on July 6 for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the judge in the High Court in Pretoria said today at the end of a three-day court hearing.

“This matter is postponed to Wednesday the 6th of July for sentencing,” said judge Thokozile Masipa.

A sobbing Oscar Pistorius walked hesitantly on his stumps around court today in a dramatic demonstration of his disability ahead of his sentencing for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Wearing shorts, the double-amputee removed his prosthetic limbs at the request of his lawyer Barry Roux as he made a final plea for Pistorius, who faces 15 years in jail.

The Paralympic athlete held onto wooden benches for support as he hobbled in front of the judge, and appeared in distress as a cushion was provided for him to rest on.

Roux and state lawyer Gerrie Nel set out their concluding arguments at the High Court in Pretoria, three years after Steenkamp’s death.

PTI

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