Oscar Pistorius escapes longer jail term

South African Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius on Friday escaped a longer jail term after an appeal against his previous jail sentence was rejected by Justice Thokozile Masipa.

Pistorius is currently serving a six-year term for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp three years ago.

The prosecutor had said the six years sentence was too lenient for such offence.

Justice Thokozile Masipa who handed the previous sentence in her ruling said she is not convinced that there was a “reasonable prospect of success on appeal”.

“The application for leave to appeal against the sentence is dismissed with costs,” she said.

Pistorius shot Steenkamp four times through the door of his bedroom toilet, claiming he thought she was an intruder.

The prosecutor has however argued that the six-year sentence should be appealed.

“Another court may find that this court misdirected itself,” said Nel.

Pistorius’ defence also said it was time the case was closed.

“Enough is enough. What does the state want?” defence lawyer, Barry Roux said.

“This process has been exhausted beyond the point of exhaustion,” he added.

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