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Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius OIB is a South African sprint runner and convicted murderer. Although both of Pistorius' legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old, he has competed in events for single below-knee amputees and for able-bodied athletes.

Convicted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius is now under house arrest at his uncle's mansion in Pretoria.

Murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

On 3 December 2015, overturning a lower court's conviction on the lesser charge of manslaughter, a South African appeals court has convicted Oscar Pistorius of murdering by shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death in 2013.


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