S.African Court Rejects State Appeal Over Pistorius Sentence


S.African court rejects state appeal over Pistorius sentence

JOHANNESBURG, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -26th Augst,2016) - A South African judge Friday rejected the state's appeal seeking a longer sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius who is serving a six term for killing 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.