Prosecutor Calls Pistorius’s Sentence ‘Shockingly Inappropriate’

December 9, 2014 8:08 AM

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Oscar Pistorius’s five-year prison sentence with the possibility of a transfer to house arrest after 10 months for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly inappropriate,” Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said.

Nel began presenting his appeal of Pistorius’s manslaughter conviction and sentence for killing Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year to Judge Thokozile Masipa today at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital. Pistorius fired four hollow-point bullets threw his bathroom door at what he s...

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