Oscar Pistorius leaves court on 13 October 2014
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Oscar Pistorius community service call angers prosecutor

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius should not go to jail over the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, his sentencing hearing has been told.

A probation officer appearing for the defence said Pistorius should serve house arrest and community service.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel described the suggestion as "shockingly inappropriate".

Pistorius was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Ms Steenkamp last month - but was cleared of murder.

Andrew Harding reports.

  • 13 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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