Pistorius team says will not appeal 6-year sentence

Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' defence team said on Wednesday that they will not appeal a six-year sentence given to the Paralympian by the high court. Earlier, the high court in Pretoria handed down a six-year sentence to Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, reports Xinhua news agency. Reading out the judgement, Judge Thokozile Masipa said the trial of murder-convicted Pistorius had many mitigating factors. "In the result, the sentence I impose on the accused in terms of murder dolus eventualis is six years imprisonment," Judge Masipa said.  

 

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