Oscar Pistorius murder appeal denied, faces at least 15 years in jail

Oscar Pistorius murder appeal denied, faces at least 15 years in jail
Published: 2016 March 03 19:30:05 (8622 Views)
South Africa's Constitutional Court on Thursday reportedly rejected Olympian Oscar Pisitorius the right to appeal against his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The highest court in the country ruled that Pistorius had no reasonable grounds of success on his appeal.

His lawyer confirmed the highest court had dismissed his appeal of murder conviction.

Pistorius now faces a possible minimum 15-year jail sentence for the murder of his girlfriend.

He originally claimed he mistook her for an intruder when he opened fire at the locked door of his bedroom toilet.



Pistorius applied to appeal to South Africa's Constitutional Court in a final bid to overturn his conviction for killing his partner.

A judge overturned the former Paralympic champion's culpable homicide conviction in December 2015.

Pistorius had served one year of his five-year sentence for culpable homicide when was released from jail in October and placed under house arrest at the home of his uncle in Pretoria.

The ruling clears the way for a judge to sentence Pistorius for murder at a hearing scheduled for April 18.

Defence lawyer Andrew Fawcett confirmed the court's decision and said: 'We'll proceed to the sentencing.'

The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years, though a judge can reduce that sentence in exceptional circumstances.




Source - Metro

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Anonymous user 2016 March 04 19:03:05
Oscar murdered that girl period. Go to jail and find God in that lonely place.

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