The Steenkamp family leave after a South African Supreme Court appeal convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder on Thursday (3rd December), overturning a lower court's conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead in February, 2013.
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The Olympic and Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of murder on Thursday (3rd December) for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Pistorius, 29, was originally convicted of manslaughter, or culpable homicide, after shooting Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home early on Valentine's Day.
He had been sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter - but was placed under house arrest in October after serving one year in prison.
Last month, prosecutors argued at the Supreme Court of Appeal, which is in Bloemfontein, that the judge at Pistorius' murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria made errors when she acquitted him of murder.
Pistorius faces going back to prison for 15 years, the minimum sentence for murder in South Africa, which no longer has the death penalty.