Bloemfontein - There were no compelling factors to rationalise its decision to impose a six-year sentence on Oscar Pistorius for murder as opposed to the 15-year minimum sentence, State prosecutor Andrea Johnson argued before the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Friday.
"There are no substantial and compelling circumstances which justify the imposition of a lesser sentence...," Johnson said.
Johnson said that while trial Judge Thokozile Masipa said these compelling circumstances did exist, she did not list them.
"There were no reasons," Johnson said.
Johnson said Judge Masipa had misdirected herself when she meted out " this shockingly lenient sentence".