South African Justice dismissed on Friday the appeal of the conviction of Oscar Pistorius to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
“I am not persuaded that this appeal has a reasonable chance of success and that another court could come to different conclusions.” Once again, Judge Thokozile Masipa had to justify his decision to convict Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murder, deemed “shockingly lenient” by prosecutors. It rejected the prosecutor’s request that a new sentence be imposed by the Supreme Court of Appeal, reported the enca chain . In South African law is to judge whether such a request is admissible -from the first conviction of Oscar Pistorius, Thokozile Masipa maintains its view on the matter.
At trial, Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years imprisonment for “culpable homicide”, a charge that was eventually reclassified as ‘murder’ in December. The former glory of South African sport had just been released after serving one-fifth of the sentence, and lived under conditional release in the luxurious home of his uncle Arnold.
No news has been given as to the prison release date of Oscar Pistorius. The latter was not present during the hearing.
Under anti-suicide monitoring for three weeks
Early July, Pistorius was sentenced to six years in jail on appeal , when he faced a punishment far heavier at least 15 years. But Judge Thokozile Masipa, who chaired the hearings of the trial, stated that “mitigating circumstances outweigh the aggravating factors” justifying the fact that it had not applied not worth floor. She reiterated that the possibility that he intentionally killed Reeva following a domestic dispute “continued to exist” but was not supported by “any evidence”.
Oscar Pistorius was imprisoned again in the Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria, where he had spent a year in a special cell for his disability. Since the beginning of August, it is anti-suicide under surveillance 24 hours 24. This decision was taken following his hospitalization he had tried to open the veins of the wrist.