South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority has denied issuing an arrest warrant for Oscar Pistorius, one day after appeal judges found the Paralympic sprinter guilty of murdering his girlfriend, according to a Telegraph report.
The Supreme Court of Appeal on Thursday threw out his earlier conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
“No arrest warrant has been issued,” NPA spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku told AFP, dismissing local media reports. “We are facilitating the process so he can appear in court urgently.”
Pistorius, 29, is under house arrest in Pretoria after serving one year of his five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide.
The double-amputee athlete known as the “Blade Runner” now faces a minimum 15-year sentence for murder.
The appeal court ruling said the original trial judge had made “fundamental” errors in her ruling, and sent the case back to trial court for re-sentencing.