Judge rejects prosecutors’ right to appeal Pistorius sentence

Prosecution believes six-year sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp is too lenient

South African judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday rejected an application by state prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence, saying the petition had no reasonable prospects of success.

Judge Masipa had sentenced the Paralympic gold medallist in July for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013, but the prosecution had said the decision was too lenient.

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