End of the legal road for Oscar Pistorius

End of the legal road for Oscar Pistorius

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by former Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius to appeal his 13-year prison sentence for murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius was initially sentence to six years after being convicted of culpable homicide. 

The Supreme Court of Appeal convicted him of murder and sentenced him to 15 years, minus the two years he had already served. 

"All his legal recourse is now finished. He now has no further court to appeal to and he is stuck with his sentence of 15 years effectively," says criminal law attorney, Ulrich Roux. 

Roux says this is a victory for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). 

"It's been a long journey and I think the NPA is pleased with the final result. They stuck to their guns and continued with all appeals processes. It's a good victory for the NPA."

Roux says Pistorius will be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence.

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