Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced for murder after appeal denied
Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius appears to be out of legal options after a South African court denied his motion to appeal his murder conviction on Thursday, according to published reports.
The Constitutional Court, South Africa’s version of the Supreme Court, ruled that Pistorius’ appeal “had no reasonable grounds of success.” He is scheduled to be sentenced in April.
Pistorius is currently under house arrest. He was originally convicted of manslaughter in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot through a bathroom door by Pistorius on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Pistorius claims... read more