SCA judge begins reading Oscar sentence

2015-12-03 09:56

Bloemfontein - Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Eric Leach began reading the judgment in the case against former paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Thursday morning.

Leach said the court's judgment was unanimous.  

"This case involves a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions," he said. 

The SCA is handing down judgment on whether Pistorius's conviction for his model girlfriend's killing should be culpable homicide or murder.

Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, later stating he mistook her for an intruder.

He fired four shots into the bathroom door of his Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day.

The High Court in Pretoria convicted him of culpable homicide.

As Reeva's mother June appeared 10 minutes earlier, she hugged and chatted with a member of the appeal team.

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