Oscar Pistorius denied leave to appeal for Steenkamp murder
The Constitutional Court has dismissed Oscar Pistorius’s leave to appeal his conviction for murder.
The NPA and the Office of the Chief Justice both confirmed that Oscar Pistorius’s application was dismissed.
“The Constitutional Court has considered this application for leave to appeal‚ by Mr Oscar L Pistorius. It has concluded that the application should be dismissed for lack of prospects of success,” the office of the Chief Justice said.
Oscar Pistorius was convicted of murder, for killing Reeva Steenkamp in his toilet cubicle of his Pretoria home on Valentines Day, 2013.
Judge Masipa only convicted him of culpable homicide and gave him 5 years in jail. But when the matter went back to court, he was found guilty of murder, and he has only served 1 year of his sentence. He was to serve the rest of his sentence in “mansion” arrest.
Oscar has now run out of options, and he will have to go back to court for sentencing on the 18th of April. He is currently out on bail!
Oscar faces 15 years in prison, it is the minimum sentence for people who are convicted for murder (first time offenders). With him though, it might be less, if the court considers his circumstances.