Der Prozess Oscar Pistorius und der Tod von Reeva Steenkamp15.03.2015 um 10:29
fortylicks schrieb:Und klar, dass Roux diese letzte Karte ausspielen wollte - aber die Chancen sehr gering waren, dass er damit durchkommt.Es geht Roux vor allem darum, dass er jetzt vor dem Supreme Court sagen kann, dass er es versucht hat, die Berufung aber nicht verhindern konnte, da sein Anliegen von der Richterin abgeschmettert wurde.
JOHANNESBURG – Oscar Pistorius could be out on parole by the time the State appeals his culpable homicide conviction in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.
The blade runner was convicted of culpable homicide, after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and is serving a five-year sentence in Pretoria.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Friday said it would only submit its transcripts to the High Court at the end of May; and a date for the appeal would only be set after both the State and defence file their heads of argument.
This will most likely take around two months, which means it would be heard once Pistorius becomes eligible for early release.
Pistorius will be able to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest around August.
The NPA’s Velekhaya Mgobhozi said his application for this will be handled entirely by the Correctional Services Department.
“Mr Pistorius will most likely be due for his release in months to come. It’s generally in the hands of correctional supervision. We have no control on the time frames whatsoever at this time.”
But, the NPA could be asked to make representations to the department on whether this application should be granted.