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Pistorius Appeal Hearing Set for December 9

South African prosecutors say their application to appeal the conviction and sentence given to track star Oscar Pistorius will be heard in a Pretoria court December 9. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide and sentenced to five years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said last week it would appeal the decisions, which critics have said are too light given the circumstances of the case. The Authority is...

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