Thursday, 21 July 2016

Lawyers appeal longer jail- term for Oscar Pistorius

Paralympic gold athlete Oscar Pistorius, 29 who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on valentine's day,2013 was given a six year sentence for the murder.

The verdict which didn't go well with Steenkamp 's family and the rest of the world has been described as 'shockingly lenient because the the standard sentence fro murder in South-African law is 15years. The judge,Judge Thokozile Masipa gave a lighter sentence because of his rehabilitation according to Independent.

Associated Press is reporting that the National Prosecuting Authority is will file appeal papers today, Thursday 21 July.

May her soul rest in the bossom of the Lord.


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