Prosecutors pushing for a murder conviction against Oscar Pistorius filed papers at South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday, four days before the Olympic runner is expected to be released from prison and moved to house arrest.
Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison for good behaviour on Aug. 21 and go under house arrest after serving just 10 months for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South Africa's department of corrections said Monday.
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers failed Friday in their attempt to stop prosecutors from appealing the double-amputee athlete's negligent killing conviction and again seeking a murder verdict against him for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius' case will return to court next month after his lawyers said Tuesday they will challenge a judge's decision to allow prosecutors to appeal the Olympic runner's negligent killing conviction.
Oscar Pistorius again faces the possibility of a murder conviction after a South African judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors can appeal against the double-amputee Olympian's conviction on the lesser charge of culpable homicide.
A South African judge will respond on Wednesday to arguments on whether to allow prosecutors to appeal the verdict and sentence in the case against Oscar Pistorius, who was acquitted of the murder of his girlfriend.
Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case filed appeal papers Tuesday, saying they believe a judge did not correctly apply the law when she found the Olympic athlete not guilty of murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.