South African Court Denies Oscar Pistorius' Bid To Appeal Murder Conviction

March 3, 2016 6:37 PM

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The ruling by South Africa's Constitutional Court clears the way for a judge to sentence the double-amputee runner, pictured in 2014, for murder at a hearing set for April 18.

Signaling a possible end to a years-long legal saga related to Oscar Pistorius' killing of his girlfriend in 2013, South Africa's highest court denied the Paralympic champion's request to appeal his murder conviction.

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