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S. African Judge Denies Appeal for Harsher Pistorius Sentence

A South African judge on Friday dismissed an appeal by prosecutors for a harsher against Oscar Pistorius who was found guilty of murder for killing his girlfriend in 2013.   Judge Thokozile Masipa said the state's appeal to extend the six-year sentence against the 29-year-old double amputee Olympic sprinter had a limited prospect of success.   "I am not persuaded that there are reasonable prospects of success for an appeal,'' she said in the South Gauteng High...

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