Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down a sentence of five years in prison for Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide charge. Watch Masipa hand down her ruling here.
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Oscar Pistorius's father Henke has said "it shouldn't have gone this far" after Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the State leave to appeal the athlete's conviction.
"So if the Supreme Court of Appeal decides Oscar should be convicted of murder instead - the sentence WOULD change, right?" tweets lawyer David Dadic.
He responds: "Yes for sure - minimum sentence for murder is 15 years."
#OscarPistorius legal team led by Brian Webber arrive at the High Court for a decision on leave to appeal .@eNCAnews pic.twitter.com/AxprZ3wTR1— Phakamile Hlubi (@phakxx) December 10, 2014
#OscarPistorius legal team led by Brian Webber arrive at the High Court for a decision on leave to appeal .@eNCAnews pic.twitter.com/AxprZ3wTR1
SC for Pistorius on Tuesday told the court that the law had been
correctly applied in the conviction and sentencing of the athlete.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel argued that the sentence imposed on Pistorius was "shockingly inappropriate".
#OscarPistorius Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to rule on the State's application for leave to appeal at 09:30 pic.twitter.com/XHJ9w4PCVa— Karin Labuschagne (@KarinLaB) December 10, 2014
#OscarPistorius Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to rule on the State's application for leave to appeal at 09:30 pic.twitter.com/XHJ9w4PCVa
Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to give her ruling on the State's leave to appeal paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius' sentence and conviction, in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Masipa thanked both counsel and postponed the case to Wednesday 9:30. "I want to think about it," she said.
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