Pistorius’s chances of appeal success slim, say lawyers | National

by Roxanne Henderson, 2015-12-09 11:39:29.0

LEGAL experts have said the extensive reportage of Oscar Pistoriuss murder trial could be one of the appeal grounds the Paralympian raises before the Constitutional Court.

Defence advocate Barry Roux SC confirmed on Tuesday as Pistorius appeared in the Pretoria High Court that he will apply for leave to appeal his murder conviction in the Constitutional Court. Pistorius applied for and was granted bail pending his new sentencing hearing in the High Court.

On December 3 Pistorius 29 was convicted by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp setting aside the Pretoria High Courts ruling tha