Pistorius applies to appeal murder conviction in top court

Johannesburg :Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius today applied to appeal to South Africa’s Constitutional Court in a last-ditch attempt to overturn his murder conviction for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

“We have lodged an application for leave to appeal to the Constitutional Court,” Andrew Fawcett, a lawyer on Pistorius’s legal team, told AFP.

“The application has been served on the director of public prosecutions, and they will now indicate when they will be opposing the application and what the grounds of opposition will be.”