South African prosecutors on Monday said that their request to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence would be heard on December 9.
The jailed Paralympian’s legal team has opposed the move, setting the stage for a hearing before the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in a month.
The National Prosecuting Authority had described Pistorius’ sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp as “shockingly light”.
Under South African law the double-amputee could serve just 10 months in jail.
The prosecuting authority said Monday it “believes there exists reasonable prospects of a successful appeal based on a question of law.”
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