'Pistorius knows jail term almost guaranteed'

  • AFP, Pretoria
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  • Updated: Feb 22, 2013 14:43 IST

The lead lawyer prosecuting Oscar Pistorius on murder charges on Friday told a bail hearing the sprinter knows a long spell in jail is "almost guaranteed" and is a flight risk.

"He hasn't said so, but he must think that conviction is likely," said lead prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

"He must realise that a long term of imprisonment is almost guaranteed."


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