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SCA nears Oscar ruling

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An official says that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) is finalising a decision on whether to send Oscar Pistorius back to prison by overturning a lower court’s manslaughter conviction and finding the Paralympian guilty of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Paul Myburgh, registrar of the Supreme Court of Appeal, told The Associated Press on Monday that no date for the ruling has been announced.

Eyewitness News says a ruling is expected this week, citing unnamed court officials.

Pistorius, 29, was released from jail on October 19 after serving a year in prison and is under house arrest.

Prosecutors say Pistorius shot Steenkamp during an argument on Valentine’s Day 2013. The defence says Pistorius killed Steenkamp by mistake, thinking an intruder was in his house. News24

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