Oscar sentencing postponed to June - reports

2016-03-30 18:35

Pretoria - A new date has been set for Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings, according to EWN.

Sky News reported that the State and defence legal teams agreed for sentencing to take place between June 13 - June 17.

News24 reported earlier that the Constitutional Court dismissed Pistorius's application for leave to appeal his conviction, and that he now faces a minimum sentence of 15 years, unless he can provide substantial and compelling reasons to deviate from this prescribed sentence.

According to the eNCA, Pistorius will still appear in court on April 18 so that his sentencing can be postponed until June.

This comes more than three years after Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, later stating he mistook her for an intruder. He fired four shots into the door of a toilet cubicle in his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day in 2013.

He served one-sixth of his five-year sentence in prison and was released in October to serve the remainder under correctional supervision.

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