South Africa prosecution to appeal Oscar Pistorius conviction, sentence

October 27, 2014 4:04 PM

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South Africa prosecution to appeal Oscar Pistorius conviction, sentence

South Africa's state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

"Oscar Pistorius judgement, NPA will be appealing both the conviction and sentence," NPA spokesman Nathi Mncube said on his Twitter feed.

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