Oscar Pistorius: South African authorities issue arrest warrant for athlete

December 4, 2015 6:47 PM

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South African prosecutors on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Oscar Pistorius, after the double-amputee athlete's conviction in the death of his girlfriend was changed by an appeals court from reckless killing to the more serious charge of murder.

A High Court hearing is expected next week to set a date for sentencing. Pistorius may apply for bail at the hearing, pending sentencing.

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