Oscar Pistorius could possibly be in court for the last time this week as his sentencing gets underway.
Pistorius faces a possible jail term of 15 years which can be reduced due to time he has already served in prison, as well as other mitigating factors.
A verdict and sentencing will be expected by Friday and the para-athlete will no longer have the right to appeal.
Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 in the early hours of Valentine’s Day after firing four shots through a locked toilet door. The para-athlete maintained that he believed he was shooting at an intruder.
He was initially served with manslaughter and a sentence of five years, which later changed to murder following an appeal by the prosecution in December, 2015.
Judge Thokozile Masipa, the trial’s original judge, will hear arguments from both the prosecution and defence this week. It is recorded that Pistorius may testify.
Many are saying a custodial or prison sentence is almost unavoidable at this stage and that Oscar had exhausted all his legal options.
Certain factors that may play in his favour, however, include his mental health, disability and good behaviour which may lead to a reduced jail term.