South African Appeals Court to Give Verdict on Oscar Pistorius This Week

Updated: 01 December 2015 20:52 IST

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of manslaughter for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. He was released from jail on October 19 after serving one year of a five-year sentence and is under house arrest.

Pretoria:

A top South African appeals court says it will rule this week on whether to overturn a manslaughter conviction against Oscar Pistorius and find the double-amputee Olympian guilty of murder for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (South African State Appeal to Push for Oscar Pistorius Murder Conviction)

The registrar's office of the Supreme Court of Appeal said in an email to journalists on Tuesday that the judgment will be announced on Thursday morning. (Oscar Pistorius Reports for First Community Service)

Pistorius, 29, was convicted of manslaughter for shooting Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. He was released from jail on October 19 after serving one year of a five-year sentence and is under house arrest.

If convicted of murder, Pistorius faces a 15-year jail sentence. The appeals court can also order a retrial or rule that Pistorius' manslaughter conviction was correct.

Comments
Topics : Athletics
Related Articles
IPL 2019: Tussle Sees Rajasthan Royals Players Stuck Outside Sawai Mansingh Stadium
IPL 2019: Tussle Sees Rajasthan Royals Players Stuck Outside Sawai Mansingh Stadium
VVS Laxman Says David Warner "Raring To Go" For SunRisers Hyderabad, Cites IPL 2019 Practice Match
VVS Laxman Says David Warner "Raring To Go" For SunRisers Hyderabad, Cites IPL 2019 Practice Match
IPL 2019, KKR vs SRH: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming
IPL 2019, KKR vs SRH: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming
IPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders Begin Campaign At Home Against SunRisers Hyderabad
IPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders Begin Campaign At Home Against SunRisers Hyderabad
Sri Lanka Captain Lasith Malinga To Retire After T20 World Cup In 2020
Sri Lanka Captain Lasith Malinga To Retire After T20 World Cup In 2020
Advertisement