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Oscar Pistorius' sister `grateful` for judge's sentencing decision

Oscar Pistorius' sister `grateful` for judge's sentencing decision

London, July 11 : The sister of Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who is serving a six-year sentence for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, has said she is` grateful` to the South African judge for giving a lesser sentence to his brother.

While delivering her decision in a story that has attracted intense worldwide attention, Judge Thokozile Masipa said she had considered both aggravating and mitigating factors, such as rehabilitation and murder, and concluded that the latter outweighed the former.

Disgraced Pistorius serving six-year sentence in single room cell

Disgraced Pistorius serving six-year sentence in single room cell

Johannesburg, July 8 : Disgraced South African Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been serving his six-year sentence for killing his girlfriend in the same single cell in the hospital section of Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison.

The 29-year-old previously spent a year in the same cell and has been given the same facility due to his disability, said Manelisi Wolela, spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services.

The official further said the double-amputee athlete would be in a vulnerable position if he was placed in communal normal cells, News24 reported.

Pistorius given six-year prison term for murder of girlfriend

Pistorius given six-year prison term for murder of girlfriend

Johannesburg, July 6 : Former South African Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in jail for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Wednesday.

Pistorius, famously 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

Pistorius awaits sentencing for murder of model girlfriend

Pistorius awaits sentencing for murder of model girlfriend

Johannesburg, July 6 : A South African high court on Wednesday will pronounce its order on the quantum of sentence for convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who killed his model girlfriend Steenkamp in 2013.

According to Sport24, a lawyer not involved in the case said that Judge Thokozile Masipa could deviate from giving the minimum of 15 years for murder considering factors such as Pistorius' disability and the year he has already spent in prison.

Jayarajan-Anju George spat: AFI backs 'legendary' long jumper

Jayarajan-Anju George spat: AFI backs 'legendary' long jumper

New Delhi, June 13 : The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has expressed complete solidarity for World Championships bronze medalist Anju Bobby George, who is the country's highest achiever in track and field sports till date.

Kerala State Sports Council (KSSC) president Anju had recently accused state's Sports Minister EP Jayarajan of insulting her and charging her with false claims of financial irregularities.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, however, came to the rescue of his Cabinet colleague last week and said Jayarajan neither misbehaved nor abused the former athlete.

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