The State will on Friday again challenge a ruling by Judge Thokozile Masipa against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius. It would ask for leave to appeal against the six-year jail term she sentenced him to on July 6. The hearing is taking place in the High Court in Johannesburg, National Prosecuting[…]
Judge Thokozile Masipa heavily favoured Oscar Pistorius’ defence on Wednesday when she sentenced him to six years in jail for murdering Reeva Steenkamp. It was only one year more than the 5-year sentence for culpable homicide she imposed on him in 2014. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke said they[…]
Sentencing proceedings for former paralympian and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius are expected to continue at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday. Sentencing procedures have been set down for a week before Judge Thokozile Masipa, who originally sentenced Pistorius in October 2014. In the early hours of February 14, 2013,[…]
The prosecution in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been awarded the right to appeal his murder acquittal, after a ruling by Judge Thokozile Masipa on Wednesday. This comes as the state suggested Masipa was incorrect in her application of the legal principle of dolus eventualis, or legal intention, when[…]
Judge Thokozile Masipa on Wednesday dismissed an application by the State against Oscar Pistorius’s sentence but granted the appeal against his conviction of culpable homicide in the Pretoria High court. “In the result in respect of the application… the following order is granted. One, the application for leave to appeal[…]
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 9.30am. “I want to think about it,” she[…]
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