Pistorius guilty of murder, appeals court rules

December 3, 2015 9:07 AM

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South African double amputee and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius faces a hefty jail term after an appeals court increased his conviction from culpable homicide – or manslaughter – to murder Thursday.

Prosecutors had appealed his murder acquittal, arguing that trial judge Thokozile Masipa made legal errors last year when she found he was guilty of reckless killing but not murder.

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