Oscar Pistorius hobbles without prosthetics in plea for a lesser sentence

June 15, 2016 9:27 PM

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Oscar Pistorius, facing a possible 15 years in jail for murder, hobbled tearfully across a Pretoria courtroom Wednesday in a final desperate bid to avoid a long prison term for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The former Olympic athlete’s defense used the demonstration to argue that his vulnerability on the night of the murder — hardly able to walk without the prosthetic legs he normally wears by day — mitigated his crime.

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