South African prosecutors on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Oscar Pistorius, after the double-amputee athlete's conviction in the death of his girlfriend was changed by an appeals court from reckless killing to the more serious charge of murder.
A High Court hearing is expected next week to set a date for sentencing. Pistorius may apply for bail at the hearing, pending sentencing.
The arrest warrant, reported in local media, means Pistorius may be forced to spend his second Christmas in prison.
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius takes off from the starting blocks in the first round of the men's 400-meter race at the London Olympics. Pistorius became the first double-leg amputee to ever compete in the Olympics.