Oscar Pistorius begins sentencing Monday

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Oscar Pistorius will return to court for the first time in one month Monday to face sentencing after he was convicted of culpable homicide in killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

Pistorius, the first double amputee to run in the Olympics in 2012, faces up to 15 years in prison. It’s also possible he may receive no jail time.

Sentencing is expected to last several days, according to The Associated Press. The court session will begin at 3:30 a.m. ET on Monday.

The murder trial, initially slated for March 3-20, took 43 days of court time scattered among several breaks over six months before the Sept. 12 conviction handed down by judge Thokozile Masipa.

On Valentine’s Day 2013, Pistorius shot four times through a locked bathroom door at what he said he thought was an intruder but turned out to be Steenkamp. Masipa believed his version of events, ruling him guilty of negligent killing but not murder.

NBC News coverage of Oscar Pistorius trial

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