Oscar Pistorius granted bail after murder conviction

Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng high court on Wednesday. Photograph: Charlie Shoemaker/Getty Images
FILE PIC-Oscar Pistorius Photograph: Charlie Shoemaker/Getty Images

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail while he awaits sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Judges changed his conviction from manslaughter to murder last week. He has already served one year in prison.
Pistorius now faces a minimum sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment – to be set after a hearing on 18 April 2016.
He will also appeal against his murder conviction in the Constitutional Court, his lawyer has said.
This could see delays of many more months, says the BBC’s Karen Allen at the high court in the South African capital, Pretoria.

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