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The date for Oscar Pistorius' sentencing for the murder of former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has been set for July 6.
It comes as the Paralympian appeared in court with his lawyer today to argue that he deserves leniency when he is sentenced.
The double-amputee was initially handed a manslaughter conviction over Reeva's 2013 death but this was overturned last year by an appeals court, which convicted Pistorius of the more serious charge of murder.
The state prosecutor, talking at Oscar Pistorius' sentencing hearing has said that it does not matter whether he thought that Reeva or an intruder was in the bathroom.
Pistorius went to the bathroom and fired four shots, he said.
Not knowing who was behind the door when firing those shots cannot be a mitigating factor in the case, unless the life of an intruder is less important than Reeva's life, he argued.
#OscarPistorius Nel: it doesn't matter that OP thought Reeva was an intruder. she has lost everything. She will never walk or talk again.
Gerrie Nel, state prosecutor, said that in legislation the 15 year sentence for murder is the minimum acceptable sentence for murder and therefore the starting point for any sentencing considerations.
Yet, he added, courts had moved away from this starting point "for the flimsiest of reasons".
#OscarPistorius Nel: only explanation is he took his gun, fired 4 shots and killed poor defenseless Reeva
The athlete was asked to take off his prosthetic legs by his defence lawyer to show that his disability makes him vulnerable.