South Africa prosecutors win bid to appeal Pistorius conviction

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 10, 2014 2:54 AM

Pretoria (Reuters) - South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide sentence handed down to Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend and will now seek a murder conviction.

"I cannot say the prospect of success at the Supreme Court is remote," said Pretoria High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa in granting the appeal.

(Reporting by Peroshni Govender; Editing by Joe Brock)