Prosecution to Appeal Pistorius Verdict And Sentence- Report

South African prosecutors say they will appeal against the verdict and sentence of Oscar Pistorius, reports the Associated Press.

Pistorius was handed a 5-year jail sentence last week after being convicted of culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The AP reports that a spokesman for South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, Nathi Mncube, said they will proceed to file for an appeal in court.

Pistorius was cleared of murder charges but found guilty of culpable homicide. Prosecutors had called for a minimum 10-year in jail term.

Oscar Pistorius is Eligible to Serve Less Than Year in Prison, With the Rest Period to Be Completed On House Arrest. Image: AP.
Oscar Pistorius is Eligible to Serve Less Than Year in Prison, With the Rest Period to Be Completed On House Arrest. Image: AP.

The Paralympian, who also became the first disabled athlete to compete in an Olympic Game in London in 2012, started serving his prison sentence on October 21.

He is eligible to serve ten months behind prison bars, with the rest under house arrest under the current terms.

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