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
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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
The six-year sentence given to double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, appears as though it will stand.
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
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.
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.
Pistorius was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013.
A South African court on Friday rejected an appeal of state prosecutors aiming to increase the sentence of Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius.
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 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
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 was hospitalized with “minor” injuries to his wrists, South Africa’s City Press reports. While (...)
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 […]
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
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,”...
Oscar Pistorius was treated for injuries he suffered after falling out of bed, a prison official says.