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Prosecutors challenge 'shockingly light' sentence for Oscar Pistorius
Prosecutors challenge 'shockingly light' sentence for Oscar Pistorius

Prosecutors asked Pretoria’s High Court on Tuesday for leave to appeal the jail sentence handed to South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, saying it was “shockingly light, considering that a life has been lost.” They also asked for permission to appeal his murder acquittal. Pistorius was sentenced last month to five years in prison after a court convicted him of culpable homicide, or intentional killing, for shooting to death his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year. Pistorius said that he thought she was an intruder and feared for his life when he fired four times through the door of a toilet cubicle where she had locked herself. Despite...

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