Oscar Pistorius

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Double-amputee sprinter, South African Oscar Pistorius, poses for photographers at the end of a 400 meter race in Lignano Stadium, near Udine, northern Italy, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Pistorius, known globally as the Blade Runner, will be running the 400 meters race at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The South African was selected by his country as the first amputee athlete to run at the Olympics and wants desperately to prove himself at the games after eventually being cleared to run against able-bodied athletes on his blades. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)

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Prosecutors called on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, for South Africa's "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius to be convicted of murder and sent back to jail for shooting his girlfriend, challenging a court's decision to sentence him for a lesser offense.

The Paralympic gold medalist was freed on parole in October less than a year into a five-year sentence for the "culpable homicide" of Reeva Steenkamp, who he killed on Valentine's Day 2013.

Pistorius himself did not attend the half-day Supreme Court hearing into his highly-charged case, which has prompted a fierce debate in South Africa, and accusations from some rights groups that the white track star got preferential treatment. (Reuters)

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