Oscar Pistorius granted bail after murder conviction Link South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail while he awaits sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Judges changed his conviction from manslaughter to murder last week. He has already served one year in prison. Pistorius now faces a minimum sentence of 15 years' imprisonment - to be set after a hearing on 18 April 2016. He will also appeal against his murder conviction in the Constitutional Court, his lawyer has said.