Oscar Pistorius’ case is back in court Friday morning as prosecutors seek permission to formally appeal against the six-year jail term imposed on the South African Olympic athlete for murdering his girlfriend.
They believe the sentence is “shockingly too lenient”, and “disproportionate to the crime”.
The disgraced paralympian shot Reeva Steenkamp four times through a locked toilet door on Valentine’s Day in February 2013.
He was initially given a five-year term for manslaughter in 2014, but was found guilty of murder on appeal last December.
Judge Thokozile Masipa resentenced him last month.
She said mitigating circumstances, such as rehabilitation and remorse, outweighed aggravating factors, such as his failure to fire a warning shot, were her reasons for deviating from the prescribed 15-year sentence.
He admits killing her but says he mistook her for an intruder.