Prosecutors asked Pretoria’s High Court on Tuesday for leave to appeal the jail sentence handed to South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, saying it was “shockingly light, considering that a life has been lost.” They also asked for permission to appeal his murder acquittal.
Pistorius was sentenced last month to five years in
prison after a court convicted him of culpable homicide, or intentional
killing, for shooting to death his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on
Valentine’s Day last year.