[ALERT] Oscar Pistorius takes sentence appeal to ConCourt

PRETORIA - Eyewitness News has learnt that convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has filed an application to the Constitutional Court to appeal his recently imposed 13-year prison sentence.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) successfully appealed to the Supreme Court last month to have his sentence increased from the six years handed down by the High Court.

Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

Details of the grounds for Pistorius’s appeal are not yet known, however, its understood he filed his notice of intention to appeal at the Constitutional Court on Tuesday.

The Supreme Court rejected the former athlete’s claims that he was genuinely remorseful for murdering Steenkamp.

The court held that he does not appreciate the gravity of his actions.

During the argument, Pistorius’s advocate Barry Roux stressed that his client regrets what did every day of his life - and has suffered immensely.

It’s understood the State will oppose the appeal if the Constitutional Court grants Pistorius access.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)


This article first appeared on EWN : [ALERT] Oscar Pistorius takes sentence appeal to ConCourt


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