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Oscar Pistorius granted bail to fight murder conviction

Disgraced Olympic and Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius will return to his uncle’s mansion after being granted R10 000 bail to fight murder conviction for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius was in court today to apply for bail after judges last week changed his manslaughter conviction to murder – and the killer now faces a minimum 15-year jail sentence. 
The bail conditions are as follows:

*Accused must appear at 9am on postponement date

*He will be under house arrest but may leave between 7am-12pm
*Only allowed to travel within a 20km radius
*He can only leave home by informing investigating officer
*He cannot leave magisterial district (Tshwane)
*Pistorius must hand over passport and may not apply for any passports until the conclusion of the matter
*Electronic monitoring

The case has been adjourned and sentencing set for April 18, 2016.

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