ConCourt dismisses Pistorius’ bid to appeal murder sentence

The Constitutional Court of South Africa dismissed an application by convicted murderer Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to appeal his 13 year murder sentence for killing his girlfriend law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp. “The Constitutional Court has considered the applications for condonation and leave to appeal. It has concluded that the[…]

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Pistorius scam suspect due in court

A man who allegedly told Oscar Pistorius he could quash his murder conviction in exchange for R250 000 is expected to appear in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Tuesday. The 33-year-old man was arrested in a sting operation on Friday, said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. He allegedly[…]

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Pistorius lawyers to oppose leave to appeal

Lawyers for paralympian Oscar Pistorius have filed papers opposing the State’s application to appeal his culpable homicide conviction and sentence. One of Pistorius’s lawyers Brian Webber confirmed this on Friday but declined to say on what grounds the appeal would be opposed. “The grounds are contained in the documents,” he[…]

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