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State to appeal Pistorious sentence

Published:Monday | October 27, 2014 | 11:07 AM
Oscar Pistorius (right) prepares to be led out of court. - AP

South African prosecutors say they are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend.

Last week, Pistorius began serving a five-year prison sentence for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, although he could be out in 10 months.

The double-amputee Olympic sprinter was cleared of murder.

Pistorius' family have said that he will not appeal.


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