South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius who was sentenced to a five-year term for culpable homicide in the killing of his  girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole on August 21st after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for culpable homicide (...)

 A file picture from  September 2014 showing South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius crying while the verdict is being read during the verdict in his murder trial, Pretoria, South Africa. Prosecutors are seeking to have  Pistorius convicted of the more serious charge of murder. Photograph: EPA 1:50

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Oscar Pistorius stands at the dock before the start of proceedings at a Pretoria magistrates court February 22, 2013. Photograph: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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Lawyers for Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius  will challenge a judge’s decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want him convicted of murder. File photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius will challenge a judge’s decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want the(...)

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South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide sentence handed down to  Oscar Pistorius. Photograph: The New York Times 1:50

South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pist(...)

Oscar Pistorus sits in the dock during his trial. Judge Thokozile Masipa convicted Pistorius of culpable homicide and sentenced him to a five-year prison term in October. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/Reuters

A South African judge says she will respond to the prosecution’s appeal of the Oscar Pistorius verdict on Wednesday.Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the Pre(...)

The South African prosecution authority confirmed today it would file an appeal against the culpable homicide verdict and five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius last month.

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Athlete Oscar Pistorius with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius received a five year jail sentence after being convicted of the culpable homicide of Steenkamp. Photograph: Frennie Shivambu/EPA

South Africa’s state prosecutors will appeal against the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic (...)