Antony Altbeker

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Earlier this month, South Africa’s double-amputee Olympic star, Oscar Pistorius, was convicted of the local equivalent of manslaughter. He maintained throughout his trial that the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in February 2013 had been a tragic mistake.

In acquitting him of premeditated murder, the judge accepted that Mr. Pistorius had a deep and profound fear of crime and that he had fired his gun based on the sincere belief that an intruder — rather than his girlfriend — lurked behind the bathroom door and that his life was in danger.

Last week, South African prosecutors decided to appeal the light sentence given to Mr.…  Seguir leyendo »