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  • Paralympian Oscar Pistorious sentenced to 13 years for murder of girlfriend

    Johannesburg: A South African appeals court increased paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius’ sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to 13 years and five months today. The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein more than doubled his original sentence of six years after the state appealed that it was unduly lenient.

  • State to appeal for longer Pistorius sentence

    Johannesburg : South African prosecutors on Friday will argue for Oscar Pistorius to be given a longer jail sentence, saying the six years he is serving for killing his girlfriend is “shockingly low”.

  • Prosecutors seek longer Pistorius sentence

    Johannesburg : South African prosecutors have said that they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as “shockingly too lenient”.

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    Prosecution to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’ six-year sentence

    Johannesburg: South African prosecutors said today they would push for a longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius, describing his six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as “shockingly too lenient”. After he was sentenced earlier this month, Pistorius’ lawyers said the double-amputee Olympic sprinter would not appeal against the term, which was criticised by many activists as too short.

  • Pistorius sentenced to 6 yrs in jail for murder

    Pretoria : A South African court on Wednesday sentenced Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. Pretoria High Court judge Thokozile Masipa said in her ruling that Pistorius is “not a violent person” and had shown remorse and inclination to perform social work, reports Efe.

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    Jail looms as Pistorius to be sentenced for murder

    Johannesburg: Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius could return to jail on Wednesday, when a judge is set to sentence him for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago. Pistorius was freed from prison in the South African capital Pretoria last October after serving one year of a five-year term for culpable homicide — the equivalent of manslaughter.

  • Oscar Pistorius gets threats of gang rape ahead of murder sentence

    Johannesburg : In a sensational revelation, it has emerged out that a family member of Oscar Pistorius, who has been placed under house arrest in connection with the murder case of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has received threats that the former Paralympics runner would be gang raped in prison.

  • Oscar Pistorius’ final sentencing hearing due

    Pretora: A final hearing for sentencing South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is due to start in Pretoria on Monday. He faces a jail term of at least 15 years, but his sentence can be reduced due to time already spent in prison and mitigating factors, BBC reported.

  • Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced in June for murder

    Pretoria: A South African court announced on Monday that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced in June for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The former Paralympian’s culpable homicide conviction — and its five-year prison sentence — was overturned by the Supreme Court in December last year when appeal judges instead found him guilty of murder, The Guardian reported.

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    Pistorius accuses SCA of ‘discrimination’

    Johannesburg: Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has filed papers contending that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) had exceeded its jurisdiction by questioning the trial court’s factual findings, which eventually declared him guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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    South African authorities quash Pistorius’ arrest warrant rumour

    Johannesburg : South African authorities have dismissed rumours surrounding the arrest of Oscar Pistorius, saying that they would have confirmed had there been any such developments about the convicted Paralympics runner.

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    Oscar Pistorius’ manslaughter conviction upgraded to murder

    Wellington : Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeals overturned his previous conviction for culpable homicide in the killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • Pistorius set for brief release from prison

    Pretoria : South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is expected to walk out of prison next week after serving a year for killing his girlfriend — but he could soon be back behind bars.

  • ‘Oscar’s rights are being undermined’

    Mumbai : Somerset West (SA) Oscar Pistorius’ family criticised South African authorities for delays in deciding whether he should be released from jail and moved to house arrest, saying his rights were being “undermined” because of the publicity surrounding his case.