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South Africa moves Pistorius to another prison

The South African government says convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been moved at his request to a prison that is better able to accommodate disabled offenders. The Department of Correctional … Click to Continue »

South African prosecutors bid to extend Pistorius sentence

Prosecutors in South Africa said Thursday they would launch a new legal push for a tougher sentence for Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who was jailed for six years for murdering his girlfriend. The National Prosecution Authority said it will file papers on Friday to seek permission to appeal against the term handed down by a High Court in July. Show More Summary

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here's all the feminist news on our radar today.  • Before South African Reeva Steenkamp died—allegedly shot by Olympian Oscar Pistorius—she planned to give a big speech about violence against women. [New York Times]  •...Show More Summary

Judge In Oscar Pistorius Case Rejects Prosecutions Attempt To Lengthen Convicted Murderer’s Six-Year Sentence

Friday afternoon, a South African judge dismissed an appeal by prosecutors seeking to lengthen Oscar Pistorius’ prison term. Pistorius, a former Paralympic and Olympic sprinter, received a six-year sentence for manslaughter following the 2013 shooting death of ex-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius to Serve Six Years for Girlfriend’s Murder After Judge Rejects Prosecutor’s Appeal

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

The six-year sentence given to double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, appears as though it will stand.

Oscar Pistorius: Judge Dismisses Appeal Against 'Lenient' Six-Year Sentence

A South African judge said on Friday she would not grant permission to state prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius’s six-year murder sentence, saying their petition had no reasonable prospects of success. Judge Thokozile Masipa Masipa...Show More Summary

Prosecutors in Oscar Pistorius Case Lose Bid to Appeal 6-Year Sentence

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Pistorius was convicted of the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, but last month he received a sentence more lenient than many observers had expected.

Judge rejects prosecutor request to appeal Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African judge dismissed on Friday a request by state prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence, the latest twist in a trial that has captured global headlines.

South African judge denies appeal for harsher Oscar Pistorius sentence

Pistorius was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013.        

S African Court Rejects Prosecutors' Appeal on Track Star Pistorius' Sentence

A South African court on Friday rejected an appeal of state prosecutors aiming to increase the sentence of Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius.

Judge Crushes Efforts To Appeal Oscar Pistorius' Lenient Sentence

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday rejected an application by state prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-year murder sentence, saying the petition had no reasonable prospects of success. Masipa...Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius Begs To End New Court Appeal In Girlfriend’s Murder

Oscar Pistorius is fighting vigorously to keep his legal victory, a quick six-year prison sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The 29-year-old has maintained that he shot … READ ON

Oscar Pistorius injured in possible suicide attempt

Former Olympic hero and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius injured his wrists in his jail cell Saturday. Pistorius denied it was a suicide attempt, but South African news reports claim prison guards found two razor blades in his cell. Jonathan Vigliotti has more.

Oscar Pistorius Hospitalized with Wrist Injuries, Denies Suicide Attempt

4 months agoSports : The Big Lead

Oscar Pistorius was hospitalized with “minor” injuries to his wrists, South Africa’s City Press reports. While (...)

Oscar Pistorius treated at hospital for ‘minor’ wounds on his wrists

4 months agoSports : The Early Lead

South African track star Oscar Pistorius, who is currently serving a six-year prison term for murdering his girlfriend in 2013, was hospitalized on Saturday with cuts to his wrist. Singabakho Nxumalo, a spokesman for South Africa’s Correctional Services, said Pistorius suffered “minor” wounds to his wrist and was treated on Saturday before returning to the […]

Oscar Pistorius Rushed To Hospital After Sustaining Cuts To His Wrists

Ex-Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was rushed to hospital on Saturday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. after suffering cuts to his wrists, according to the BBC. Pistorius was taken to the Pretoria Kalaforg hospital, where the doctor wrapped up his wounds and said it was just a minor cut. Show More Summary

Former Olympian Oscar Pistorius hospitalized after fall in prison

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has returned to his prison cell in South Africa’s capital after being treated at hospital for injuries sustained in a fall, prison officials told AFP Sunday. “He had to be detained Saturday afternoon at the hospital after falling off his bed,”...

Pistorius hospitalized, then returned to jail

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Oscar Pistorius was treated for injuries he suffered after falling out of bed, a prison official says.

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