South African Prosecution Says it Will Appeal Oscar Pistorius Verdict

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius started serving his prison sentence on Oct. 21 after he was acquitted of murder by a judge and found guilty of a lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home.

updated: October 27, 2014 19:46 IST
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File photo: Oscar Pistorius is led away after the sentencing on October 21.


Johannesburg: South African prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a 5-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide, the country's National Prosecuting Authority said Monday.

"We are appealing it," said Nathi Mncube Mncube, a prosecution spokesman. "Both conviction and sentence."

Prosecutors will file papers in court, and more details about their appeal arguments will be available at that time, Mncube said. (Reeva had Decided to Leave Oscar Pistorius 'That Night': June Steenkamp)

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