Bad news for Oscar Pistorius: prosecutors will go on with their appeal

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Appreciating that the athlete’s lawyers had “nothing new” in their application, the judge said: “”Procedurally it would be wrong to grant or refuse this application … I strike off the application.” Masipa agreed with the prosecutors that the verdict was based on her interpretation of law. In the actual conditions, if the prosecutors will win appeal and Pistorius will be found guilty of murder, he could face at least 15 years in jail. If not, he could be moved to house arrest in August. Just to remember, Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013 when he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door. Pistorius testified that he shot Steenkamp believing she was an intruder.

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