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Pistorius sentencing: Live Report
"The security is increased, as it was last week, with an extra scanner at the courtroom door," she says. "Paramedics are carrying a stretcher past the throng of media." "Pistorius's defence lawyer Barry Roux arrives at the courthouse, looks stern and does not flash his trademark grin at reporters." 07:12 GMT - WELCOME to AFP's live report on the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. Judge Thokozile Masipa has heard prosecution calls for the Paralympian to be jailed for 10 years, while defence lawyers have pleaded for house arrest and community service. The judge last month acquitted the double amputee sprinter of the more serious charge of murder but found him guilty of culpable homicide, for which the punishment can range from a fine to up to 15 years in jail. Her decision due Tuesday comes after several days of sentencing hearings and ends a seven-month trial that has gripped the nation.

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