Judge Thokozile Masipa has
dismissed the State's application for leave to appeal the sentence handed down
to former Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius with costs.
The State earlier today argued
that an appeal court may impose a harsher sentence on Oscar Pistorius, saying
that Judge Masipa may have misdirected herself.
Addressing the matter, Judge Masipa said that
she is not persuaded that another court will come to different decision.
The former athlete was
initially convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva
Steenkamp in 2013 and sentenced to five years in prison but the Supreme Court
of Appeal ruled he should be convicted of murder and be re-sentenced.
Last month, Masipa sentenced
Pistorius to six years in jail which the State believes is soft.
Labels: States Proposal to appeal Oscar Pistorius sentence has been dismissed