Court to sentence Pistorius July 6

Court to sentence Pistorius July 6
June 16 06:01 2016

Embattled South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius, will be sentenced on July 6, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced on Wednesday.

The sentencing proceedings in the South African court had initially been expected to conclude on Friday.

In a twist, the judge adjourned the case to July for judgment, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Earlier on, the court in Pretoria has been preparing this week to resentence the 29-year-old for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp after an appeals court changed his initial manslaughter conviction into murder.

Pistorius fired four shots at his girlfriend through a locked toilet door at his home in Pretoria in the early hours of February 14, 2013.

The 29-year-old model died at the scene.

The Judge, Thokozile Masipa accepted Pistorius version that he mistook Steenkamp for a burglar, and sentenced him to five years.

The verdict was overturned by the Court of Appeal in December and Masipa is now due to review the sentence.