Pistorius Lawyers Fail in Attempt to Stop Appeal

March 13, 2015 9:02 AM

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Oscar Pistorius' lawyers failed Friday in their attempt to stop prosecutors from appealing the double-amputee athlete's negligent killing conviction and again seeking a murder verdict against him for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Masipa dismissed an application by Pistorius' defense lawyers to challenge the appeal by prosecutors, who want Pistorius convicted of the more serious charge of murder for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in a bathroom in his home in 2013.

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