Oscar Pistorius and his defense team were looking for sympathy on Wednesday as Pistorius removed his prostheses and hobbled around the courtroom on his stumps.

Pistorius will soon be sentenced by a South African court as he was convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

"Pity will play no role in the sentence, said chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel, according to the Associated Press.

Pistorius, who was the first athlete to compete at both the Paralympic games and Olympic games, is facing a minimum of 15 years in jail.

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