Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital suffering from chest pains

Oscar Pistorius 'taken to hospital with chest pains' amid heart attack fears while serving murder sentence, local media

Oscar Pistorius was transported from his prison cell to a hospital in South Africa early Thursday morning after reportedly complaining of chest pain - but officials now say he's okay.

Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Pistorius to five years behind bars after ruling that he acted negligently when he shot Steenkamp through a bathroom door in his Pretoria home. However, Maistry said Pistorius will now stay overnight in the hospital "for observation". "What I am aware of is that he was this morning taken to an outside hospital for a medical examination ..."

This is the second time Pistorius has left jail for a hospital visit.

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Family spokesman Johan van Wyk denied initial reports that Pistorius had suffered a heart attack.

But the Supreme Court of Appeals found him guilty and overturned the original ruling stating that it was "fundamentally flawed" because Pistorius should have known that his act could have been fatal. Pistorius claimed he mistook his girlfriend for a nighttime intruder. Pistorius was initially convicted of manslaughter, but following an appeal, the conviction was changed to murder. The National Prosecuting Authority said it will appeal to South Africa's Supreme Court, and the appeal could be heard this year, opening another chapter in a case that has lasted almost five years.

In November Pistorius moved to a new jail in South Africa after demanding one with better bath tubs. But he was later sentenced for murder - a charge which carries a minimum tariff of 15 years.

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