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Pistorius Sentencing Proceedings Underway

Shain Germaner | IOL News   in 
October 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius is a good candidate for three years of house arrest, and 16 hours of community service a month should be enough to satisfy the need for retribution for the death of Reeva Steenkamp.

This was according to a social worker and probation officer from the Department of Correctional Services, Joel Maringa, who testified on Monday at Pistorius’s sentencing proceedings.

Pistorius was convicted of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp in September, after he shot and killed her through a locked bathroom door at his Pretoria housing estate on Valentine’s Day last year.

Judge Thokozile Masipa must now decide on Pistorius’s sentence for the crime.

Maringa was the second witness called by the defence in mitigation of sentence.


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