Pistorius team says will not appeal 6-year sentence

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Pretoria, July 6 (IANS) Oscar Pistorius’ defence team said on Wednesday that they will not appeal a six-year sentence given to the Paralympian by 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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