Oscar Pistorius Removes Prosthetic Legs on Third Day of Sentencing Hearing

June 15, 2016 2:02 PM

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Oscar Pistorius Removes Prosthetic Legs on Third Day of Sentencing Hearing

LONDON — Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic runner who faces sentencing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, removed his artificial legs and shuffled his way to the front of a courtroom in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday.

Trembling and tearful, he rested his right hand on a desk for support as his lawyers pleaded with a judge to sentence him to community service rather than prison.

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