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Judge approves Pistorius appeal

South African prosecutors can appeal double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius’ acquittal on murder charges for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the ruling in a Pretoria court, saying she was satisfied that chief prosecutor had raised “questions of law” that should be reviewed by the Supreme Court of Appeal. “This might have a practical effect on the conviction,” Masipa said. Nathi Mncube, the prosecution spokesman, said he hopes the appeal will be “expedited,”.


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