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Pistorius to be sentenced for murder between 13 and 17 June

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

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on 18 April 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

PRETORIA - Sentencing procedures for convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius will take place between 13 and 17 June.

The Constitutional Court last month rejected his application to appeal the decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision to set aside his culpable homicide conviction, which means he'll be now sentenced as a murderer.

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

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At the fresh sentencing procedures the State is set to argue for a heavy sentence, while the defence will ask the court to be lenient.

Pistorius was joined in court this morning by his father Henke and his sister Aimee.

The convicted murderer's appearance hasn't changed much since he was last seen in public, although he no longer has a beard he was growing in December.

His advocate asked the court to amend a specific condition, which means if he wants travel further than 20 kilometres from his house, he needs to only inform the investigator officer and not the Correctional Services Department as well.

Pistorius spent a year in jail and underwent numerous offender programmes, which will count in his favour.

The state is, however, expected to push for the minimum 15-year jail term for a murderer.

Pistorius spent the festive season under house arrest with his family after being granted R10,000 bail in December.

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