Thursday, 3 March 2016

Oscar Pistorius To Face Sentencing For Murder Conviction

Just over three years after he fatally shot and killed his girlfriend, South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has reached the end of the road: A curt, one-page order from the highest court in the country denied him a chance to appeal his murder conviction.
Pistorius will appear in Pretoria’s High Court on March 18 to face sentencing after the Constitutional Court dismissed his appeal “for lack of prospects of success.”
 prosecution will argue for a sentence of at least 15 years at next month’s hearing, a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority told local news media. It had argued in papers filed to the Constitutional Court that it was not in the interests of justice for Pistorius to be allowed to appeal the murder conviction.