South Africa issues arrest warrant for Oscar Pistorius: Report

The Supreme Court on Thursday upgraded the 29-year-old athlete`s sentence to murder from "culpable homicide".

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Oscar Pistorius: Report

Johannesburg: South African authorities have issued a warrant of arrest for Oscar Pistorius, a day after the Paralympic champion was convicted on appeal of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, ENCA television reported on Friday.

The Supreme Court on Thursday upgraded the 29-year-old athlete`s sentence to murder from "culpable homicide", South Africa`s equivalent of manslaughter, for which he had received a five-year sentence. A murder conviction normally carries a minimum 15-year jail sentence.

South Africa`s National Prosecuting Authority issued the arrest warrant, ENCA said.

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