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    Oscar Pistorius denied leave to appeal

    The Constitutional Court did not believe that Oscar Pistorius would be successful if he appealed his murder conviction. It was based on this that the highest court in the land dismissed the former paralympian’s application for leave to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA) decision to convert his conviction of culpable homicide to murder. […]

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    Oscar appeal has no ‘reasonable prospect’ of succeeding – state

    The state has opposed Oscar Pistorius’ application to appeal his murder conviction on the grounds that there was “no reasonable prospect” of him succeeding. This was according to its opposing affidavit lodged with the Constitutional Court. “It is our respectful submission that the SCA committed no errors of law and that the arguments by the […]

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    Oscar Pistorius heads to Constitutional Court

    Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has filed papers with the Constitutional Court in a bid to appeal his conviction, his legal team confirmed on Monday. “Yes, we have filed papers with the Constitutional Court,” said one of Pistorius’s attorney’s, Brian Webber. He refused to divulge the basis of their application, referring News24 to the Constitutional Court […]

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    Jail stay extended for Oscar Pistorius

    ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius’ possible release from Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria has been delayed again‚ this time on the recommendation of the Parole Review Board. Pistorius’ brother Carl took the rare step of commenting on social media‚ tweeting: “The parole review board refers the decision back to the parole board! What does that even […]

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    Oscar cannot afford a new trial – Barry Roux

    Johannesburg – Oscar Pistorius cannot afford a new trial, and it would be too long and complex, his lawyer Barry Roux argues in papers filed with the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday. The former Paralympic athlete’s initial trial was subject to intense public scrutiny, which would “contaminate and confuse” the reliability and objectivity of […]

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