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Sentencing argument in Pistorius murder case to be heard in June

The legal teams have agreed on five days of argument to be heard from 13 to 17 June.

Oscar Pistorius arriving at the High Court in Pretoria ahead of his sentencing on 13 October 2014. Picture: EWN.

PRETORIA - It's emerged that the State and defence legal teams in the Oscar Pistorius matter have agreed to hear sentencing argument for a week in June.

The Constitutional Court rejected his application to appeal the Supreme Court's decision to set aside his culpable homicide conviction, which means he'll be sentenced as a murderer.

Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his house on Valentine's Day three years ago; he maintains he thought she was an intruder.

WATCH: SCA: Oscar murdered Reeva

The convicted murderer is only expected to make a brief appearance in the High Court in Pretoria on 18 April, when the matter will be postponed to June.

Eyewitness News understands that the legal teams have agreed on five days of argument to be heard from 13 to 17 June.

Judge Thokozile Masipa, as the trial judge, will hear submissions from the State and defence teams; each arguing why he should receive a maximum and minimum sentence respectively.

Pistorius spent a year in jail and underwent numerous offender programmes which Advocate Barry Roux is likely to use as a reason why his client shouldn't be sent back to prison.

The State is expected to push for the minimum 15-year jail term for murder.

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