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South African Court Rejects State Appeal Over Pistorius Sentence

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Posted: Aug 26, 2016 at 11:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A South African judge on Friday rejected the state’s appeal seeking a longer sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius who is serving a six-year term for killing his girlfriend three years ago.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said in the High Court in Johannesburg that she was not persuaded there was a “reasonable prospect of success on appeal”.

“I grant the following order: the application for leave to appeal against the sentence is dismissed with costs,” said Masipa.