Independent Online

Friday, December 1, 2023

View 0 recent articles pushed to you.Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView weather by locationView market indicators

Oscar’s lawyers set to contest appeal

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius attends his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on March 11, 2014. Oscar Pistorius's murder trial was set to hear more details on the autopsy of his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a day after the star sprinter threw up as he listened to a graphic account of the gunshot injuries he inflicted on his lover. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KEVIN SUTHERLAND (Photo credit should read Kevin Sutherland/AFP/Getty Images)

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius attends his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on March 11, 2014. Oscar Pistorius's murder trial was set to hear more details on the autopsy of his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a day after the star sprinter threw up as he listened to a graphic account of the gunshot injuries he inflicted on his lover. AFP PHOTO / POOL / KEVIN SUTHERLAND (Photo credit should read Kevin Sutherland/AFP/Getty Images)

Published Mar 13, 2015

Share

Johannesburg - Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius will on Friday appeal the court decision allowing the State to appeal his culpable homicide conviction.

Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the State's application to appeal Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction, but dismissed its application to appeal his five-year jail sentence.

The State wants him to be convicted on the more serious charge of murder.

In September, Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide for shooting dead his model and law-graduate girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

He fired four shots through the locked door of the toilet in his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day 2013, apparently thinking she was an intruder.

He was jailed for five years.

Sapa

Related Topics: