The defending lawyer for Oscar Pistorius has said that there is a "misconception" that Oscar wanted to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Barry Roux, defending for the athlete, said that there are "substantial and compelling circumstances" to pass a sentence that deviates from the mandatory 15 years.
Oscar Pistorius was a man on his stumps who did not want to kill his girlfriend, and was in fear of his life, he said, and therefore his sentence should be reduced.
#OscarPistorius roux says too many misconceptions about OP. Must see him as a 1.5m man standing on stumps at 3 am. Scared
He also referred to a case where a father mistakenly shot his own daughter, thinking she was an intruder. The man was not prosecuted.
The cousin of Reeva Steenkamp has told Oscar Pistorius' sentencing trial that she didn't believe Reeva loved Oscar.
Carl Pistorius has broken his family's silence in an interview with ITV News.
The disgraced athlete should learn his fate by the end of the week - ending years of legal twists and turns.