A full court of the SCA at the end of last year explained that Pistorius should have been sentenced to the mandatory 15 years by Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, Judge Thokozile Masipa, but the SCA took into account that he had already served 12 months in prison previously and that he was out on seven months correctional supervision, which included house arrest.
A look at courtroom evidence presented at the trial of Oscar Pistorius -- the South African Olympic sprinter convicted of murdering girlfriend Re Masipa acquitted Pistorius of murder for shooting Steenkamp multiple times. She instead found the double-amputee athlete guilty of a lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter.
Prosecutors said the appeal against that verdict was "based on the question of law," meaning they think Masipa made a mistake when she acquitted Pistorius of murder.
Prosecutors have said they believe Pistorius should have been found guilty of murder for shooting four times through a toilet cubicle door in his home, hitting Steenkamp in the head, arm and hip. The year-old Pistorius would face a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted of murder on appeal.
Prosecutors started their appeal exactly two weeks after Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing Steenkamp. The terms of his current sentence mean he could be released from the hospital wing of a prison in Pretoria, where he is being held, after 10 months to complete his sentence under house arrest.
Judge Masipa will consider the appeal and rule in a court hearing if it should be referred to the Supreme Court of Appeal. The NPA did not provide any date for the appeal hearing.Oscar Pistorius, also known as “blade runner” because of his two carbon fiber prosthetic legs, is a Paralympic athlete who is a double leg amputee below the knee.
He was born without a fibula in both of his legs. Oscar’s parents decided to have both of his legs . The key evidence in the Oscar Pistorius case has been presented, as both sides prepare for closing arguments. Former Paralympian gold medalist Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to an effective six years behind bars for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago.
It is the finest example amid a bevy of fine examples of confirmation bias in the analyses so far of why South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.
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The Wikipedia source used for this essay suggests that professional sports are another example, where athletes are seen to be super-human, one thinks of lance Armstrong and Oscar Pistorius however they are only depicted as super human through media using hyper reality.
The Hyperrealist style focuses and emphasis on details and the subjects.