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Pistorius to Apply for Bail in S. African Court

  • Associated Press

FILE - Oscar Pistorius sits in court, after judge Thokozile Masipais sentenced him to five years in prison, in Pretoria, South Africa, Oct. 21, 2014.

FILE - Oscar Pistorius sits in court, after judge Thokozile Masipais sentenced him to five years in prison, in Pretoria, South Africa, Oct. 21, 2014.

A South African official says Oscar Pistorius will appear in court Tuesday to apply for bail following the Olympian's conviction for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Lusanda Ntuli, a judicial spokeswoman, said Monday that the issue of a sentencing date for the double-amputee runner might be addressed during the hearing in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

On Thursday, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal overturned a lower court's manslaughter conviction of the runner for shooting Steenkamp to death in his home in 2013.

Pistorius spent one year of a five-year sentence in jail for the lesser offense and then was put under house arrest at his uncle's mansion in Pretoria in October.

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