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Pistorius to be sentenced in June

Sentencing procedures for convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius will begin in the second week of June.

The court will take five days to hear sentencing arguments to determine how much time Pistorius should serve in jail.

EWN's Barry Bateman says the State is set to argue for a heavy sentence, while the defence will ask the court to be lenient.

According to Bateman, the State is expected to push for the minimum 15-year jail term for a murderer, however, the defence will argue that he has already been rehabilitated.

Bateman says that there hasn't been any notable change in Pistorius' appearance, judging from his latest court appearance.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

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