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Pistorius to be sentenced in June, South Africa court rules

Pistorius was in court on Monday to finalise his sentencing date Credit: Reuters

Oscar Pistorius is to be sentenced in June, a court in South African court has ruled following the Paralympic athlete's conviction for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius was back in court on Monday for a brief hearing to finalise the sentencing date.

His conviction for culpable homicide over his girlfriend's death was overturned at the end of last year and instead he was found guilt of her murder.

Ms Steenkamp was killed on Valentine's Day in 2013.

Oscar Pistorius denied right to appeal murder conviction

Pistorius now faces a minimum 15-year jail sentence. Credit: Reuters

A South African court has refused to let Oscar Pistorius appeal against his murder conviction.

The former Olympic and Paralympic athlete was convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after shooting her through a bathroom door.

He had previously been found guilty of manslaughter but this was overturned by a High Court Judge in December.

Today, the country's highest court ruled Pistorius had "no reasonable grounds of success" in his appeal.

He now faces a minimum 15-year jail term when he is sentenced in April.

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Pistorius granted bail following murder conviction

Disgraced South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was granted bail today after judges changed his conviction for manslaughter to murder last week.

The Paralympic "Blade Runner" killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013 and will now remain under house arrest until he is sentenced in April next year.

Pistorius will appear in court on April 18 to give an update on his appeal at the constitutional court.

ITV News Africa correspondent John Ray reports:

Reeva Steenkamp's parents: Oscar must go to jail

The lawyer for the parents of Reeva Steenkamp has told ITV that the couple believe Oscar Pistorius must go to jail for killing their daughter in 2013.

The South African athlete has been granted bail following the overturning of his conviction from manslaughter to murder.

He will remain under house arrest until he is sentenced in April 2016.

Oscar Pistorius is granted bail following murder conviction

Video report by ITV News Africa correspondent John Ray

Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail by a judge at the High Court in Pretoria before his sentencing for killing Reeva Steenkamp.

He will remain under house arrest but will be allowed to leave between 7am and midday each morning with a radius of 20 kilometres.

The bail bond was set at just under £500 - an amount that Barry Roux - the defence lawyer for Oscar Pistorius - had asked for the, stating that the athlete had no money.

Pistorius will appear in court on the postponed date of April 18 2016.

Oscar Pistorius' defence team will lodge an appeal over his murder conviction with the constitutional court and expect to know by April 2016 whether the application is successful.

Oscar Pistorius speaks to his lawyer at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa. Credit: Reuters

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Oscar Pistorius will appeal murder conviction

Oscar Pistorius sits in court during his bail hearing. Credit: Reuters

Oscar Pistorius will appeal his murder conviction and take it to a constitutional court.

His defence team set out its case for the athlete to be granted bail before a sentence is given for murder.

The prosecution said that they will not oppose bail, but want tougher conditions to Pistorius' house arrest.

It told the court in Pretoria that Pistorius should never be allowed to leave his uncle's house during bail.

Pistorius was released from prison in October and has been serving the rest of his manslaughter sentence under house arrest at his uncle's home.

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court for bail hearing

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa for a bail hearing Credit: Reuters

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the High Court in Pretoria for a bail hearing after judges changed his conviction from manslaughter to murder.

The South African athlete faces new sentencing over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Pistorius was released from jail on October 19 and was meant to serve the rest of his five-year sentence under house arrest.

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