Pistorius faces return to jail after appeal bid fails

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JOHANNESBURG: Oscar Pistorius on Thursday (Friday in Manila) faced a return to jail after losing a final bid to appeal his murder conviction for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius’s lawyers had applied for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa, arguing that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) had wrongly upgraded his conviction to murder. But the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which opposed the application, said the appeal bid had failed.

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