South African Court Dismisses Pistorius’ Appeal

FILE – In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after beginning sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reev Steenkamp. South Africa’s highest court dismissed Pistorius’ request to review the 13-year prison sentence on Monday, April 10, 2018, bringing a close to a five-year legal saga surrounding the athlete. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Legal experts say Olympian Oscar Pistorius has finally run out of options to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

South Africa’s highest court dismissed Pistorius’ request to review the sentence on Monday, bringing a close to a five-year legal saga surrounding the man who was once one of the world’s most celebrated athletes.

“There is nothing they can do,” said Pierre de Vos, a constitutional law expert at the University of Cape Town. READ MORE>

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