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Fresh appeal to have Pistorius charged with murder

Prosecutors have appealed to South Africa's Supreme Court to have the conviction against Oscar Pistorius changed from 'multiple homicide' to murder.

The paralympian was found guilty of the lesser charge of culpable homicide - the equivalent of manslaughter - last year after shooting dead Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

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Steenkamp's mother arrives in court for Pistorius appeal

Reeva Steenkamp's mother June has arrived in court this morning as Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers appear back before judges in a fresh bid to try to keep their client from returning to jail.

Speaking to Sky News Reeva's mother said the paralympian's original sentence had been too short.

She said: "He killed her and he's been in jail for 11 months and it's too short a time for taking someone's life.

"And even though I don't want to hurt him in any way, he has to face the truth … it's justice for Reeva."

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