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Oscar Pistorius faces new legal fight

By AP Reporter

Oscar Pistorius is at his uncle's mansion after being moved from jail to house arrest.

But the former track star faces another legal challenge next month when prosecutors argue at an appeals court that he should go back to prison for much longer for killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, a double-amputee who inspired millions when he ran against able-bodied athletes at the 2012 London Olympics, does not have to attend the November 3 hearing at the Supreme Court of Appeal in the South African city of Bloemfontein.

He is likely to await the outcome in comfortable confinement at the Pretoria home of Arnold Pistorius, a wealthy businessman who was in court for his nephew's trial. watched from the gallery during his nephew's trial for fatally shooting Ms Steenkamp.

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