South African prosecutors are to appeal against the six-year prison term handed to Oscar Pistorius for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, describing the sentence as "shockingly" lenient.
Oscar Pistorius has said he thinks his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who he shot dead, would want him to have a chance to redeem himself.
Oscar Pistorius and some of his relatives have been threatened in an extortion attempt ahead of his sentencing on July 6 for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, the former athlete's family has said.
Update: A South African judge has said she will announce Oscar Pistorius's sentence on July 6 for Reeva Steenkamp's murder.
There are misconceptions over Oscar Pistorius's murder conviction, his chief defence lawyer said, calling them "enemies" of the case as he asked a judge for leniency for the double-amputee athlete, who is facing a 15-year jail sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The father of Reeva Steenkamp has told a South African court that her fatal shooting by boyfriend Oscar Pistorius has "devastated" his family, and that he thinks about her constantly.
Oscar Pistorius is back in court in South Africa for sentencing after the double-amputee Olympian was convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
South Africa's former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court in Pretoria where a judge scheduled five days in June to sentence him for the murder of his girlfriend.
South African prosecutors have asked the nation's highest court to reject a bid by Oscar Pistorius's lawyers to appeal against the double-amputee runner's murder conviction.
Oscar Pistorius is seeking to appeal his murder conviction for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.