Arrest Warrant Reportedly Issued For Oscar Pistorius

05/12/2015 4:11 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police officers as he leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. A South African official says Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison and placed under house arrest. Manelisi Wolela, a spokesman for South Africa's correctional services department, said the double-amputee Olympic runner who fatally shot his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013 was put under "correctional supervision" late on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

An arrest warrant for Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been issued by South African authorities, one day after the Paralympic champion was convicted on appeal of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

On Friday AEST, the Supreme Court upgraded the Pistorius' original five-year sentence from "culpable homicide" -- the nation's version of manslaughter -- to murder.

In South African courts, a murder sentence typically means a minimum of 15 years in jail.

ENCA television reports South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority has issued the arrest warrant for the 29-year-old athlete.

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