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Prosecutors Appeal Oscar Pistorius’ ‘Shockingly Too Lenient’ Murder Sentence

Oscar Pistorius‘ legal victory— a quick six-year prison sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp— may be short-lived. Calling the sentence “shockingly too lenient,” the National Prosecuting… READ ON

An Appeal in Pistorius Case —but Not From Pistorius

South African prosecutors announced their intention to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence for murder on Thursday, calling it "shockingly" lenient and a decision that could bring the country's justice system into "disrepute," the AP reports. The announcement prolongs the 3.5-year legal saga of Pistorius, the once-acclaimed double-amputee...

Prosecutors Are Planning to Appeal Oscar Pistorius's Six Year Sentence

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in jail for murder earlier in July, after appealing his five year sentence for manslaughter from 2014. No one seems happy with this outcome. Read more...

Oscar Pistorius: Prosecutors to Appeal ‘Shockingly Lenient’ Sentence

South African prosecutors are going to appeal for a harsher sentence for disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius, known as the Blade Runner for his carbon fiber running blades, was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment in July...Show More Summary

Prosecutors appeal ‘shockingly lenient’ sentence for Oscar Pistorius

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

South African prosecutors said Thursday they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as “shockingly too lenient”. After he was sentenced earlier this month, Pistorius’ lawyers said the...

Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius' 6-year jail sentence

The South African prosecutors' office said Thursday that it will appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence and seek a longer prison term for the double-amputee athlete, who was convicted of murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  Calling the sentence given to Pistorius by a judge...

Prosecutors will appeal Pistorius' 6-year jail sentence

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The South African prosecutors' office says it will appeal against Oscar Pistorius' six-year prison sentence.

Oscar Pistorius Sentence: Judge Thokozile Masipa Petrol Bomb Hoax Went Out Of Control

There was outrage after South African Judge Thokozile Masipa handed Oscar Pistorius a six-year prison sentence, but one local website took things too far. Shortly after Judge Masipa gave her ruling on July 6, Twitter users took to the social media platform to offer up their 140-character reactions to Pistorius’ sentence. Show More Summary

The Oscar Pistorius Sentence: A Win for White Privilege

On Wednesday, Oscar Pistorius was sent to prison. He will serve a six-year sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, the model with whom he was romantically involved until he killed her in February 2013. There was an outcry as Thokozile...Show More Summary

Judge Masipa and Her Flawed Prison Sentencing of Pistorius

This week Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp concluding that “a long term in prison will not serve justice.” This relatively light sentence was understandably met with significant public outrage. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 07.07.16

Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius may recently have been sentenced to six years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend, but according to South African legal analysts, he'll be eligible for parole in just three years, and will most likely be freed from behind bars at that time, despite his murder conviction. Show More Summary

Reeva Steenkamp’s Cousin On Model’s Brutal Murder: ‘I Could Have Saved Her!’

Oscar Pistorius was finally sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013 — but the pain of her death lives on, especially … READ ON

Roundup: Oscar Pistorius Gets 6-Years in Prison, Game of Thrones Delayed

2 weeks agoSports : The Big Lead

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Oscar Pistorius’s Sentence Forces South Africa to Look at Itself

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Many South Africans have become emotionally invested in the Oscar Pistorius trial. That’s no surprise, considering how much he was celebrated during his heyday. He was one of the country’s paragons of excellence, paraded on the world stage. Show More Summary

Wednesday Night Tea – Link Love For July 6th

Oscar Pistorius sentenced – Dlisted Is Tom Hiddleston ruining his career? – Celebitchy Leah Messer buys a new house – Starcasm Mila Kunis dishes on Ashton, Bad Moms, babies and more  – Babyrazzi Is Miley knocked up? – Celeb Dirty Laundry...Show More Summary

Pistorius sentenced to six years for girlfriend's murder

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, known as the "Blade Runner" because of his prosthetic limbs, was sentenced to six years of jail time for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Debora Patta has more.

The Depressing Lesson Of Oscar Pistorius’s Lenient Sentence

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

On Wednesday, South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced for the 2013 murder of his then-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The recommended minimum sentence for Pistorius ? who was convicted in December 2015 ? was 15 years,...Show More Summary

From Olympics to prison, the marathon of covering Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace

Ten years ago, a young man turned up at a Pretoria athletic field and trotted around the track a few times with casual ease. This must be the man I was waiting for. His name was Oscar Pistorius, and he was running on carbon fiber blades. I had an appointment for an interview about his efforts to...

Oscar Pistorius Is Sentenced For Murder, But He Got Off Relatively Easy

It what was a long-coming and sadly underwhelming development in the infamous murder case.

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