"Oscar Pistorius has suffered enough"

"Oscar Pistorius has suffered enough"

A legal representative for Oscar Pistorius has submitted legal documents to the Supreme Court of Appeal, to oppose the state application for leave to appeal his murder sentence. 

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Andrew Fawcett says Pistorius' 6 year sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp is comprehensive and balanced.  

His legal team is arguing that Pistorius is a "broken man who killed a person he loved."

His team is opposing a petition to the Supreme Court of Appeals for leave to appeal against what Gerrie Nel termed "a lenient sentence".

Pistorius was earlier this year sentenced to a six year jail term on a charge of murder, following the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

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In court documents dated the 10th of October, Fawcett says that Pistorius lost everything including the one he loved, his freedom, his career as a professional athlete and both his dignity and his reputation.

The SCA will now consider the submissions before ruling on whether the State should receive leave to appeal. 

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