Pistorius Judge Grants Appeal on Acquittal on Murder Charges

December 10, 2014 8:09 AM

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A South African judge ruled that prosecutors may appeal the acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Masipa said today that the Supreme Court of Appeal should decide whether her acquittal of Pistorius on the charge of “dolus eventualis,” or murder, was correct. She denied the prosecutor Gerrie Nel’s application to appeal Pistorius’s five-year jail sentence.

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