Pistorius convicted of murder by South African appeals court

December 3, 2015 3:03 PM

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's top appeals court on Thursday convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning the double-amputee Olympian's lesser manslaughter conviction for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to death in 2013.

Justice Lorimer Eric Leach of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered the ruling by the five-judge tribunal in Bloemfontein and directed the trial court, the North Gauteng High Court, to impose sentence. The former track star is under house arrest at his uncle's mansion in Pretoria and was not in cour...

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