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Prosecutor seeks to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence
Prosecutor seeks to appeal Oscar Pistorius verdict, sentence

South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Tuesday told High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa that the sentence she imposed on Oscar Pistorius in the negligent killing of his girlfriend was “shockingly inappropriate.” Masipa, who acquitted the double-amputee Olympic athlete of murder during a trial in Pretoria in September, sentenced him to five years in jail. But under South African regulations, he can be released after 10 months. Applying for an appeal of the case, Nel said 10 months was the shortest reasonable jail term Masipa could have provided, and he questioned what kind of term would be appropriate for less serious cases of reckless killing. “This must be at the...

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