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Sport Pistorius appeals sentence to constitutional court - court documents

15:10  19 december  2017
15:10  19 december  2017 Source:   reuters.com

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Pistorius will appeal to the country’s highest court against the increased sentence of 13 years and five months, a murder term that the Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled from an original six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago, looks on during a hearing in his murder trial on July 6, 2016 at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa. © Marco Longari/Pool/Getty Images Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius, accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago, looks on during a hearing in his murder trial on July 6, 2016 at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 19 (Reuters) - South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius has filed an application to the Constitutional Court seeking to overturn a higher prison sentence handed down by the appeals court last month, court documents showed on Tuesday.

Pistorius will appeal to the country's highest court against the increased sentence of 13 years and five months, a murder term that the Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled from an original six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

(Reporting by James Macharia; editing by John Stonestreet)

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