South Africa: State to appeal Pistorius’ sentence

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Thursday announced that it will appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-year jail sentence. The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria earlier this month sentenced the double-amputee to six years’ imprisonment for the 2013 murder of … Read More

Pistorius back in court for re-sentencing

The sentencing hearing for convicted killer Oscar Pistorius began in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday with a psychologist testifying that the double amputee is too depressed to testify in his defence. The court is reviewing his sentence after … Read More

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

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Oscar Pistorius Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013. “The following is what I consider is a sentence that is fair and just both … Read More

South Africa: Judge Thokozile Masipa under fire over Pistorius verdict

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Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The furore over Judge Thokozile Masipa’s acquittal of Oscar Pistorius has continued to reverberate around South Africa. The judge last week found that although the Paralympian had recklessly and negligently killed his model girlfriend … Read More

Pistorius’ bail extended after conviction, sentencing fixed for October 13

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Oscar Pistorius Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Judge Thokozile Masipa granted Oscar Pistorius on Friday afternoon extended bail while he awaits sentencing, on October 13, for his culpable homicide conviction. Judge Masipa said that the State had failed to prove their claim … Read More