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SCA confirms State has filed application to appeal Pistorius’s sentence

The State argues that the six-year jail term is so shockingly and inappropriately lenient.

Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court. Picture: Pool.

PRETORIA - The Supreme Court of Appeal has confirmed that the State has filed its application to petition the court in order to appeal convicted murderer Oscar Pistoriu s's prison sentence.

Last month, Judge Thokozile Masipa denied the prosecution team leave to appeal, but the State maintains the six-year jail term she imposed on the convicted murderer is too short.

Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day three years ago.

The State has argued that Masipa could not have reasonably arrived at the conclusion that another court could not reach a different conclusion on the question of Pistorius's sentence.

It argues that the six-year jail term is so shockingly and inappropriately lenient, that no reasonable court could have imposed it.

The State believes the sentence is founded on several misdirections; among them Masipa's finding that the athlete's belief that he was shooting at an intruder was a mitigating factor, and an under-emphasis of the gravity of the crime.

The last time this case was in court, defence advocate Barry Roux argued that it was time that this matter was put to rest once and for all.

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