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South African Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was sent to prison for six years on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, the latest twist in a trial that has gripped the world.

The state and large sections of the South African public had called for him to receive no less than the prescribed minimum 15-year sentence for murder, saying Pistorius had shown no remorse for the killing.

Judge Thokozile Masipa disagreed, accepting the defense's arguments for a lesser punishment.

"Public opinion may be loud and persistent but it can play no role in the decision of this court," Masipa said. "I am of the view that a long term in prison will not serve justice."

It was not clear whether the state would appeal the verdict.

Dressed in a dark suit, the 29-year-old stared straight ahead as Masipa read out the sentence.

Pistorius was found guilty of murdering Steenkamp by an appeals court last December. He had initially received a five-year sentence for a manslaughter conviction in 2014 handed down by Masipa, a ruling derided by women's groups as too lenient.

In her ruling on Wednesday, Masipa said that although the Steenkamp family had suffered great loss, Pistorius' life and career was also in ruins. (Reuters)

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Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts at his sentence hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Longari/Pool
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts at his sentence hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts at his sentence hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Longari/Pool
June and Barry Steenkamp react after the sentence hearing of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Masi Losi/Pool
June and Barry Steenkamp react after the sentence hearing of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
June and Barry Steenkamp react after the sentence hearing of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Masi Losi/Pool
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius leaves the court after his sentence hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Longari/Pool
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius leaves the court after his sentence hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius leaves the court after his sentence hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Longari/Pool
Journalists crowd around a van believed to be carrying Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Journalists crowd around a van believed to be carrying Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa
Journalists crowd around a van believed to be carrying Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Oscar Pistorius reacts during the third day of his resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Alon Skuy/Pool
Oscar Pistorius reacts during the third day of his resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Oscar Pistorius reacts during the third day of his resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Alon Skuy/Pool
Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo
Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court
Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo
Judge Thokozile Masipa looks on during the resentencing hearing of Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius ,for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Judge Thokozile Masipa looks on during the resentencing hearing of Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius ,for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court,
Judge Thokozile Masipa looks on during the resentencing hearing of Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius ,for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he arrives for his sentencing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he arrives for his sentencing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he arrives for his sentencing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Protesters carry placards during the sentencing of former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court, South Africa June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Protesters carry placards during the sentencing of former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court
Protesters carry placards during the sentencing of former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria High Court, South Africa June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Oscar Pistorius enters the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa for a bail hearing, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Herman Verwey/Pool
Oscar Pistorius enters the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa for a bail hearing
Oscar Pistorius enters the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa for a bail hearing, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Herman Verwey/Pool
View of the prison cell occupied before the release on parole by Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre in Pretoria, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sydney Seshibedi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
View of the prison cell occupied before the release on parole by Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre in Pretoria
View of the prison cell occupied before the release on parole by Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre in Pretoria, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Sydney Seshibedi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Members of the women's league of the South African ruling party, the African National Congress, sing and dance in protest against Oscar Pistorius outside the appeals court in Bloemfontein on November 3, 2015 (AFP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia)
Members of the women's league of the South African ruling party, the African National Congress, sing and dance in protest against Oscar Pistorius outside the appeals court in Bloemfontein on November 3, 2015
Members of the women's league of the South African ruling party, the African National Congress, sing and dance in protest against Oscar Pistorius outside the appeals court in Bloemfontein on November 3, 2015 (AFP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia)
June Steekamp (C), Reeva Steenkamp's mother, attends an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
June Steekamp attends an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein
June Steekamp (C), Reeva Steenkamp's mother, attends an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Defence lawyer Barry Roux gestures before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Defence lawyer Barry Roux gestures before an appeal by state prosecutors against Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein
Defence lawyer Barry Roux gestures before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel reads a document before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel reads a document before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel reads a document before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
A general view of the courtroom during a bid by Oscar Pistorius's defence team to challenge the prosecution's right to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Pistorius in 2014, in the Johannesburg High Court, March 13, 2015. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. (REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook)
Oscar Pistorius
A general view of the courtroom during a bid by Oscar Pistorius's defence team to challenge the prosecution's right to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Pistorius in 2014, in the Johannesburg High Court, March 13, 2015. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. (REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook)
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel speaks in court during a bid by Oscar Pistorius's defence team to challenge the prosecution's right to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Pistorius in 2014, in the Johannesburg High Court, March 13, 2015. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. (REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook)
Oscar Pistorius
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel speaks in court during a bid by Oscar Pistorius's defence team to challenge the prosecution's right to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Pistorius in 2014, in the Johannesburg High Court, March 13, 2015. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. (REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook)
Police crime scene tape marks off the Pretoria home of South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, in this February 14, 2013 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Andrea Ettwein/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
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Police crime scene tape marks off the Pretoria home of South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, in this February 14, 2013 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Andrea Ettwein/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu in this August 28, 2011 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Max Rossi/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu in this August 28, 2011 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Max Rossi/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
The body of model Reeva Steenkamp arrives at the Victoria Park Crematorium ahead of her memorial service in Port Elizabeth in this February 19, 2013 file photo. Oscar Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
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The body of model Reeva Steenkamp arrives at the Victoria Park Crematorium ahead of her memorial service in Port Elizabeth in this February 19, 2013 file photo. Oscar Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
Police crime scene tape marks off the home of South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria in this February 14, 2013 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Andrea Ettwein/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
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Police crime scene tape marks off the home of South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria in this February 14, 2013 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Andrea Ettwein/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp is comforted by his wife June (L) during the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, on October 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Antoine de Ras)
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp is comforted by his wife June (L) during the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, on October 15, 2014
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp is comforted by his wife June (L) during the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, on October 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Antoine de Ras)
Defence lawyer Barry Roux gestures before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Defence lawyer Barry Roux gestures before an appeal by state prosecutors against Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein
Defence lawyer Barry Roux gestures before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel reads a document before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel reads a document before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel reads a document before an appeal by state prosecutors against South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction last year at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, November 3, 2015. Pistorius, freed on parole last month after serving a fifth of his prison term for killing his girlfriend, faces years more in jail if state lawyers can get his conviction scaled up to murder from culpable homicide. Prosecutors will argue before the Supreme Court that a high court judge was wrong to let Pistorius off the more serious charge after he fired four shots through a door on Valentine's Day 2013, killing Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
A general view of the courtroom during a bid by Oscar Pistorius's defence team to challenge the prosecution's right to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Pistorius in 2014, in the Johannesburg High Court, March 13, 2015. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. (REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook)
Oscar Pistorius
A general view of the courtroom during a bid by Oscar Pistorius's defence team to challenge the prosecution's right to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Pistorius in 2014, in the Johannesburg High Court, March 13, 2015. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. (REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook)
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel speaks in court during a bid by Oscar Pistorius's defence team to challenge the prosecution's right to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Pistorius in 2014, in the Johannesburg High Court, March 13, 2015. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. (REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook)
Oscar Pistorius
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel speaks in court during a bid by Oscar Pistorius's defence team to challenge the prosecution's right to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Pistorius in 2014, in the Johannesburg High Court, March 13, 2015. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. (REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook)
Police crime scene tape marks off the Pretoria home of South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, in this February 14, 2013 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Andrea Ettwein/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
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Police crime scene tape marks off the Pretoria home of South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, in this February 14, 2013 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Andrea Ettwein/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu in this August 28, 2011 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Max Rossi/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
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Oscar Pistorius of South Africa comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 400 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu in this August 28, 2011 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Max Rossi/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
The body of model Reeva Steenkamp arrives at the Victoria Park Crematorium ahead of her memorial service in Port Elizabeth in this February 19, 2013 file photo. Oscar Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
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The body of model Reeva Steenkamp arrives at the Victoria Park Crematorium ahead of her memorial service in Port Elizabeth in this February 19, 2013 file photo. Oscar Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
Police crime scene tape marks off the home of South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria in this February 14, 2013 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Andrea Ettwein/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
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Police crime scene tape marks off the home of South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria in this February 14, 2013 file photo. Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence, in line with South Africa's custodial guidelines for non-dangerous prisoners. REUTERS/Andrea Ettwein/FilesFROM THE FILES PACKAGE "OSCAR PISTORIUS DUE TO BE RELEASED". SEARCH "PISTORIUS FILES" FOR ALL 20 IMAGES
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp is comforted by his wife June (L) during the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, on October 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Antoine de Ras)
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp is comforted by his wife June (L) during the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, on October 15, 2014
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp is comforted by his wife June (L) during the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, on October 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Antoine de Ras)
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is seen in a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Pistorius is seen in a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is seen in a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius attends his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 16, 2014. The 27-year-old Paralympic and Olympic star, whose lower legs were amputated as a baby, was convicted of culpable homicide last month for the shooting of 29-year-old law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. REUTERS/Alon Skuy/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius attends his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius attends his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 16, 2014. The 27-year-old Paralympic and Olympic star, whose lower legs were amputated as a baby, was convicted of culpable homicide last month for the shooting of 29-year-old law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. REUTERS/Alon Skuy/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, October 16, 2014. Pistorius returned to the court on Thursday on the fourth day of sentencing procedures for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, October 16, 2014. Pistorius returned to the court on Thursday on the fourth day of sentencing procedures for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014 (AFP Photo/Herman Verwey)
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014 (AFP Photo/Herman Verwey)
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp is comforted by his wife June (L) during the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, on October 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Antoine de Ras)
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp is comforted by his wife June (L) during the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, on October 15, 2014
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp is comforted by his wife June (L) during the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, on October 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Antoine de Ras)
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is seen in a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Pistorius is seen in a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is seen in a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 21, 2014. Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ending a trial that has gripped South Africa and the world. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius attends his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 16, 2014. The 27-year-old Paralympic and Olympic star, whose lower legs were amputated as a baby, was convicted of culpable homicide last month for the shooting of 29-year-old law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. REUTERS/Alon Skuy/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius attends his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius attends his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria October 16, 2014. The 27-year-old Paralympic and Olympic star, whose lower legs were amputated as a baby, was convicted of culpable homicide last month for the shooting of 29-year-old law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. REUTERS/Alon Skuy/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, October 16, 2014. Pistorius returned to the court on Thursday on the fourth day of sentencing procedures for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, October 16, 2014. Pistorius returned to the court on Thursday on the fourth day of sentencing procedures for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014 (AFP Photo/Herman Verwey)
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014 (AFP Photo/Herman Verwey)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. Masipa said on Thursday there was "some doubt" a woman screamed on the night when Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year because of contradictory witness testimony. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. Masipa said on Thursday there was "some doubt" a woman screamed on the night when Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year because of contradictory witness testimony. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Oscar Pistorius, gestures, as he listens to psychiatric evidence for his defense, during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Bornl)
Photos of the day - May 13, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, gestures, as he listens to psychiatric evidence for his defense, during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Bornl)
Oscar Pistorius in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, as the judge overseeing his murder trial ordered him to undergo psychiatric tests. The court adjourned until May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia - Pool)
Oscar Pistorius in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, as the judge overseeing his murder trial ordered him to undergo psychiatric tests. The court adjourned until May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia - Pool)
Oscar Pistorius in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, as the judge overseeing his murder trial ordered him to undergo psychiatric tests. The court adjourned until May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia - Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands during court proceedings in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday May 5, 2014 at the resumption of his murder trial, following a two week break. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Thobile Mathonsi, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands during court proceedings in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday May 5, 2014 at the resumption of his murder trial, following a two week break. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Thobile Mathonsi, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands during court proceedings in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday May 5, 2014 at the resumption of his murder trial, following a two week break. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Thobile Mathonsi, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, center, leaves as people take photos using their mobile phones after the court adjourned for the day in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, May 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, leaves as people take photos using their mobile phones after the court adjourned for the day in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, May 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, leaves as people take photos using their mobile phones after the court adjourned for the day in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, May 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014 (AFP Photo/Herman Verwey)
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014
South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on October 21, 2014 (AFP Photo/Herman Verwey)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. REUTERS/Phill Magakoe/Pool
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. Masipa said on Thursday there was "some doubt" a woman screamed on the night when Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year because of contradictory witness testimony. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. Masipa said on Thursday there was "some doubt" a woman screamed on the night when Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year because of contradictory witness testimony. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Oscar Pistorius, gestures, as he listens to psychiatric evidence for his defense, during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Bornl)
Photos of the day - May 13, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, gestures, as he listens to psychiatric evidence for his defense, during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has asked that the double-amputee runner be placed under psychiatric evaluation after an expert witness testified that he had an anxiety disorder. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Bornl)
Oscar Pistorius in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, as the judge overseeing his murder trial ordered him to undergo psychiatric tests. The court adjourned until May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia - Pool)
Oscar Pistorius in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, as the judge overseeing his murder trial ordered him to undergo psychiatric tests. The court adjourned until May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia - Pool)
Oscar Pistorius in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, as the judge overseeing his murder trial ordered him to undergo psychiatric tests. The court adjourned until May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gianluigi Guercia - Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands during court proceedings in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday May 5, 2014 at the resumption of his murder trial, following a two week break. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Thobile Mathonsi, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands during court proceedings in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday May 5, 2014 at the resumption of his murder trial, following a two week break. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Thobile Mathonsi, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands during court proceedings in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday May 5, 2014 at the resumption of his murder trial, following a two week break. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Thobile Mathonsi, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, center, leaves as people take photos using their mobile phones after the court adjourned for the day in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, May 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, leaves as people take photos using their mobile phones after the court adjourned for the day in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, May 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, leaves as people take photos using their mobile phones after the court adjourned for the day in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, May 5, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius rubs his eye in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after earlier questioning by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)
Photos of the day - April 15, 2014
Oscar Pistorius rubs his eye in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, after earlier questioning by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, Pool)
The door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot is displayed during Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in Pretoria April 14, 2014. Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. (REUTERS/Antoine de Ras)
Photos of the day - April 14, 2014
The door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot is displayed during Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in Pretoria April 14, 2014. Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. (REUTERS/Antoine de Ras)
South African chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he explains a possible scenario into how Oscar Pistorius might have fired on girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. A judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras)
Photos of the day - April 14, 2014
South African chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he explains a possible scenario into how Oscar Pistorius might have fired on girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. A judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras)
Oscar Pistorius, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Photos of the day - April 14, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he cross examines South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, April 10, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. (REUTERS/Marco Longari)
Photos of the day - April 10, 2014
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he cross examines South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, April 10, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. (REUTERS/Marco Longari)
Oscar Pistorius, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Photos of the day - April 8, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock inside court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 28, 2014, as members of his defense team, foreground, talk over benches. The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)
Photos of the day - March 28, 2014
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock inside court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 28, 2014, as members of his defense team, foreground, talk over benches. The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)
June Steenkamp, right, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, and family friend, Jenny Strydom, left, react during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, during cross questioning on mobile phone text messages between Pistorius and Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the Valentines Day 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko)
Photos of the day - March 25, 2014
June Steenkamp, right, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, and family friend, Jenny Strydom, left, react during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, during cross questioning on mobile phone text messages between Pistorius and Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the Valentines Day 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko)
Oscar Pistorius covers his head with his hands and a notebook as he listens to forensic evidence during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius)
Photos of the day - March 13, 2014
Oscar Pistorius covers his head with his hands and a notebook as he listens to forensic evidence during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius)
Oscar Pistorius, left, with unidentified man leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Photos of the day - March 11, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, left, with unidentified man leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands in court on the fifth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Theana Breugem, Pool)
Photos of the day - March 7, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands in court on the fifth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Theana Breugem, Pool)
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he cross examines South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, April 10, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. (REUTERS/Marco Longari)
Photos of the day - April 10, 2014
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he cross examines South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, April 10, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. (REUTERS/Marco Longari)
Oscar Pistorius, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Photos of the day - April 8, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock inside court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 28, 2014, as members of his defense team, foreground, talk over benches. The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)
Photos of the day - March 28, 2014
Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock inside court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 28, 2014, as members of his defense team, foreground, talk over benches. The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)
June Steenkamp, right, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, and family friend, Jenny Strydom, left, react during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, during cross questioning on mobile phone text messages between Pistorius and Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the Valentines Day 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko)
Photos of the day - March 25, 2014
June Steenkamp, right, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, and family friend, Jenny Strydom, left, react during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, during cross questioning on mobile phone text messages between Pistorius and Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the Valentines Day 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko)
Oscar Pistorius covers his head with his hands and a notebook as he listens to forensic evidence during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius)
Photos of the day - March 13, 2014
Oscar Pistorius covers his head with his hands and a notebook as he listens to forensic evidence during his trial in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday March 13, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alet Pretorius)
Oscar Pistorius, left, with unidentified man leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Photos of the day - March 11, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, left, with unidentified man leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands in court on the fifth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Theana Breugem, Pool)
Photos of the day - March 7, 2014
Oscar Pistorius, cradles his head in his hands in court on the fifth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Theana Breugem, Pool)
A general view of the court room is seen as Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius testifies during his cross examination in his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)
A general view of the court room is seen as Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius testifies in Pretoria
A general view of the court room is seen as Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius testifies during his cross examination in his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. REUTERS/Kim Ludbrook/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRIME LAW ATHLETICS)
South African chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he explains a possible scenario into how Oscar Pistorius might have fired on girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. A judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)
South African chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he explains a possible scenario into how Oscar Pistorius might have fired on girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. A judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)
South African chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel gestures as he explains a possible scenario into how Oscar Pistorius might have fired on girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. A judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)
Members of the public and press, including sister of Oscar Pistorius Aimee Pistorius, fourth right, and aunt Lois Pistroius, second right, attend his murder trial as chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel questions Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius who is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013, is being cross-examined at his trial for the fourth day by Nel. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Members of the public and press, including sister of Oscar Pistorius Aimee Pistorius, fourth right, and aunt Lois Pistroius, second right, attend his murder trial as chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel questions Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius who is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013, is being cross-examined at his trial for the fourth day by Nel. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Members of the public and press, including sister of Oscar Pistorius Aimee Pistorius, fourth right, and aunt Lois Pistroius, second right, attend his murder trial as chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel questions Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius who is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013, is being cross-examined at his trial for the fourth day by Nel. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (L) arrives ahead of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. He says he mistook her for an intruder. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)
Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius arrives ahead of his trial in Pretoria
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius (L) arrives ahead of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is on trial for murdering Steenkamp at his suburban Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year. He says he mistook her for an intruder. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS CRIME LAW)
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel, alongside a reconstruction of a toilet cubicle, in court Monday, April 14, 2014, through which Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on St. Valentine's day in 2013. The judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel, alongside a reconstruction of a toilet cubicle, in court Monday, April 14, 2014, through which Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on St. Valentine's day in 2013. The judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel, alongside a reconstruction of a toilet cubicle, in court Monday, April 14, 2014, through which Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on St. Valentine's day in 2013. The judge temporarily adjourned the murder trial of Pistorius after the athlete started to sob while testifying about the moments before he killed Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius puts on his jacket as he arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Pistorius during the Olympic athlete's murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
June Steenkamp, left, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, listens in the public gallery, as state prosecutor Gerrie Nel questions Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
June Steenkamp, left, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, listens in the public gallery, as state prosecutor Gerrie Nel questions Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
June Steenkamp, left, mother of the late Reeva Steenkamp, listens in the public gallery, as state prosecutor Gerrie Nel questions Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 11, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)
Oscar Pistorius, center, accompanied by his relatives, walks towards the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius, who is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013, was testifying for a second day at his murder trial Tuesday, answering questions from his defense lawyer. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, accompanied by his relatives, walks towards the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius, who is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013, was testifying for a second day at his murder trial Tuesday, answering questions from his defense lawyer. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Oscar Pistorius, center, accompanied by his relatives, walks towards the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius, who is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013, was testifying for a second day at his murder trial Tuesday, answering questions from his defense lawyer. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Sister of Oscar Pistorius, Aimee Pistorius, right, listens as her brother testifies in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Masi Losi, Pool)
Sister of Oscar Pistorius, Aimee Pistorius, right, listens as her brother testifies in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Masi Losi, Pool)
Sister of Oscar Pistorius, Aimee Pistorius, right, listens as her brother testifies in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Masi Losi, Pool)

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