Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced in a South African court today for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.
The Olympic and Paralympic athlete is due to appear at the court in Pretoria, where Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to pass sentence on the 27-year-old.
Pistorius could be jailed, handed a suspended sentence, given correctional supervision or fined after he was found guilty of culpable homicide last month.
The seven-month trial of the sprinter, known as the "Blade Runner", has been closely watched by many South Africans and others around the world.
On the eve of the sentencing, Pistorius' family spoke of the love they had for Ms Steenkamp, 29, who died when the athlete fired four 9mm rounds through a bathroom door at his home.
Speaking to South African television station eNCA, Pistorius' sister Aimee said her family "could never understand" what Ms Steenkamp's parents are going through.
"It's an impossible situation and we could never understand, but it's important for us that they know she was very much cared for and loved and accepted as part of our family in the short time she was with us," she said.