Judge approves Pistorius appeal

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Published: Wednesday 10th December 2014 by The News Editor

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A South African judge has ruled that prosecutors can appeal the acquittal on murder charges of Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of culpable homicide over the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Masipa has announced the ruling in a Pretoria court.

In October, she convicted Pistorius of culpable homicide and sentenced him to a five-year prison term. He could be released from prison to be held under house arrest after 10 months.

Pistorius fatally shot Ms Steenkamp in his home on Valentine’s Day last year. He said he thought a dangerous intruder was in the house but prosecutors allege he killed his girlfriend after an argument.

Published: Wednesday 10th December 2014 by The News Editor

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