The long awaited sentencing of South African paralympian, Oscar Pistorius is expected on Tuesday.
Closing arguments are being made today, Friday 17th October.
Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer has told the court that the athlete has no money left, as the closing legal arguments are presented according to a BBC report.
Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide last month after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, but was cleared of murder.
He faces up to 15 years in jail, but the judge may choose a suspended sentence or impose a fine instead.
The sentencing hearing, which began on Monday, has seen the prosecution push for the maximum custodial sentence.
Pistorius’ defence team has argued for a lesser sentence, such as house arrest, arguing that the athlete would be unsafe in prison, which was denied by the prisons chief on Thursday.
Pistorius sobbed as defence lawyer Barry Roux said that the athlete no longer had any money after the long trial, which has lasted over seven months.
“He is not only broke but he is broken,” he said.
“He’s a first offender. What has happened to this man? He was on the rise,” Mr Roux added.
The lawyer asked Judge Masipa to consider the South African principle of “ubuntu”, roughly translated as kindness towards others, in her sentencing.
The prosecution is expected to present its closing argument later on Friday.