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Prosecution says it will appeal Pistorius verdict

1 year 11 months 4 weeks ago October 27, 2014 Oct 27, 2014 Monday, October 27 2014 October 27, 2014 7:06 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A spokesman for South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority says prosecutors will appeal the verdict and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, who was handed a 5-year prison term after being convicted of culpable homicide.

Prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube said Monday that the next step is to file papers in court.

Pistorius started serving his prison sentence on Oct. 21 after he was acquitted of murder by a judge and found guilty of a lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home.

Under the current terms, the Olympic runner is eligible for release after 10 months and would then complete his sentence under house arrest.

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