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Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius in hospital 'suffering from chest pains'

Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius in hospital 'suffering from chest pains'

Disgraced paralympian Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital "after suffering chest pains" according to South African media.

The athlete was sentenced to six years in prison in July last year after being found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day 2013 [nL8N19S0Y7].

Correctional service spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo said: "We can state that offender Oscar Pistorius was taken to an outside hospital facility this morning for a medical examination, and is expected back in the facility later today".

A spokesperson for the Pistorius family said the 30-year-old is doing "okay".

Do you think that a man so young could possibly have suffered a heart attack while in prison?




Jailed former Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been taken to hospital, authorities have confirmed.

"I am not aware of (that report) or what he suffered from", Maistry said. Past year he received treatments after he sustained cuts to his wrists, which he said were the result of a fall in his cell.

Then in December 2015, the culpable homicide verdict was overturned by South Africa's supreme court, following an appeal by the prosecution. He argued during the trial her death was a case of mistaken identity, claiming he shot her through the bathroom door after becoming fearful an intruder was inside the home.

Prosecutors have announced their intention to appeal again, this time against Pistorius' six-year sentence, which they say is too lenient.

Pistorius faces having his sentence increased to 15 years if prosecutors are successful.

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