Prosecution In Pistorius Case Challenge Sentence

Pistorius began serving a five year prison sentence last month for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp although he could be out in 10 months.

Prosecutors say the sentence failed to consider what it called the horrendous manner in which Ms Steenkamp was killed.

Prosecutors are also appealing against Pistorius' murder acquittal.

The double-amputee Olympic sprinter was charged by the prosecution with the pre-meditated murder of Ms Steenkamp a model and law graduate who was his girlfriend.

He was acquitted of this as well as the charge of dolus eventualis.

This was done by High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa on 21 October.

In South African law, the charge also known as common-law murder applies if the accused knew they might kill someone but still went ahead with their course of action.

By Bonareri Samaha

Source: BBC News