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Oscar Pistorius: Appeal delayed as prosecutors lament ‘shockingly low’ term

Judge Thokozile Masipa today (Tuesday, December 9) delayed ruling on whether to allow the prosecution to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, saying she needed more time : “I want to think about it”.

Prosecutors described the five-year term for manslaughter imposed on the Paralympic star in October as “shockingly inappropriate”, as they sought for a tougher sentence.

The double-amputee athlete (28) is serving his sentence in a Pretoria prison over the killing of Reeva Steenkamp (29) on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

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