Oscar Pistorius murder sentence hearing set for June

London : A South African court has confirmed that former Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced in June for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Earlier in December, Pistorius was found guilty of murder after the supreme court overturned his previous culpable homicide conviction following the state’s successful attempt in challenging the verdict.

Pistorius appeared in court in Pretoria on Monday as Judge Aubrey Ledwaba told the double-amputee athlete that he would face a fresh sentencing hearing from 13-17 June , the Guardian reported.

Pistorius, known as the Blade Runner, was released on parole in October 2015 and has been placed under house arrest since then at his uncle’s house after serving almost a year in prison of his five-year sentence.

According to the South African law, the minimum sentence for murder is 15 years in prison. (ANI)