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Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced for murder on July 6

South African paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced on July 6 for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

The double-amputee's manslaughter conviction was overturned last year by an appeals court, which convicted Pistorius of the more serious charge of murder.

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Pistorius will 'pay for this for the rest of his life'

Oscar Pistorius at his sentencing trial Credit: APTN

Barry Roux, defending for Oscar Pistorius in his sentencing trial, has told the court that Pistorius has already paid physically, emotionally, and socially since he made the decision to fire his gun.

He must "live with this for the rest of his life", he can never resume his career, and will punish himself "far more than any court" can, Roux said.

Barry Roux is arguing that Pistorius should not be given the mandatory sentence of 15 years, due to mitigating circumstances.

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