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Convicted killer Oscar Pistorius granted bail

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 file photo (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius will remain under house arrest pending his sentencing for his murder conviction. A South African judge granted him bail today.

Last week, the country's Supreme Court of Appeal convicted Pistorius of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, overturning a lower court's conviction of the lesser crime of manslaughter.

The appeals court then said the double-amputee Olympian should be sentenced by the lower court.

His sentencing hearing is set for April 18.

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