South African court starts hearing Pistorius' bail application after murder conviction

December 8, 2015 7:46 AM

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PRETORIA South African Olympic and Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius appeared in court on Tuesday to apply for bail following his conviction for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, known as "Blade Runner" because of the carbon fiber prosthetic blades he used to race, faces a minimum 15-year jail sentence.

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