Oscar Pistorius' Conviction Can Be Appealed, South African Judge Rules

December 10, 2014 8:07 AM

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Oscar Pistorius' Conviction Can Be Appealed, South African Judge Rules

Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled today that the state cannot appeal the sentence separately and has to pay Pistorius' costs in this part of their application - but if they succeed in appealing the conviction, the Supreme Court of Appeals may impose a harsher sentence.

Masipa admitted that certain issues raised by her judgement need to be clarified by the Supreme Court of Appeals, including her interpretation of the principles of dolus eventualis, the way in which she dealt with circumstantial evidence, and whether it was correct of her to choose a different versi...

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