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South African judge OKs appeal of Oscar Pistorius' murder acquittal
South African judge OKs appeal of Oscar Pistorius' murder acquittal

Oscar Pistorius may yet face a murder conviction after South African prosecutors Wednesday were given permission by the trial judge to appeal her acquittal of the Olympic athlete on the charge. Pistorius would face a mandatory 15-year prison sentence if the acquittal is reversed by the Supreme Court of Appeal instead of the five-year term he was given after Judge Thokozile Masipa found him guilty in September of culpable homicide. Masipa said Wednesday that there was more than a remote chance the prosecution would succeed in its appeal before the Supreme Court of Appeal. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel failed, however, in his bid to convince Masipa that her October sentence of the double amputee...

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