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JOHANNESBURG - Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the Antworten

JOHANNESBURG - Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case said Monday they will file appeal papers in the next few days against the verdict and sentence after the Olympic runner was convicted of culpable homicide and given a five-year prison term for killing his girlfriend. Air Max 97 Clearance .The decision by South Africas National Prosecuting Authority could see Pistorius face a murder conviction again for shooting Reeva Steenkamp and, if found guilty on the appeal, a minimum of 15 years in prison.The 27-year-old double-amputee athlete was acquitted of murder by Judge Thokozile Masipa for shooting Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. He testified he mistook her for a nighttime intruder. Masipa found him guilty instead on a lesser charge comparable to manslaughter.The NPA said in a statement its decision to appeal was based on a question of law, meaning it believes that Judge Masipa misapplied the law when she acquitted Pistorius of murder.The merits and the demerits of the NPAs argument ... will become evident when we file papers for leave to appeal, the national prosecuting body said. The prosecutors are now preparing the necessary papers in order to be able to file within the next few days.Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel and his assistant, Andrea Johnson, had been hard at work since last week studying the judgment, researching and consulting with legal experts, the NPA said.Prosecutors must apply initially to Masipa for permission to appeal within 14 days of Pistorius Oct. 21 sentencing. If Masipa grants them permission, Pistorius case would be reviewed by a panel of three or five judges in the Supreme Court of Appeal, legal expert Marius du Toit said. They could overturn the manslaughter conviction and find Pistorius guilty of murder.Prosecutors can directly petition the SCA if Masipa denies their appeal, du Toit said.Pistorius lawyer, Brian Webber, declined to comment, while Pistorius uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said in a short family statement: We take note of the states announcement. The law must take its course.Pistorius started serving his prison sentence last week for negligently killing Steenkamp on Feb. 14, 2013. Currently, the multiple Paralympic champion is eligible for release after 10 months to complete the sentence under house arrest.Prosecutors had said they were disappointed with the culpable homicide conviction and believed they had a strong murder case against Pistorius. A murder conviction has a minimum of 15 years in jail in South Africa.Chief prosecutor Nel laid the groundwork for the decision to appeal by speaking with Prof. James Grant, a criminal law specialist at Johannesburgs University of the Witwatersrand, prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube said.Masipas decision to acquit Pistorius of murder had been questioned by legal analysts. Grant, a television analyst during Pistorius trial, was among them and said last week that he had advised Nel to appeal. Grant also said he agreed to assist prosecutors.Experts say there are grounds for an appeal, partly because the judge may have misapplied a part of the law called dolus eventualis — which says someone should be found guilty of murder if they foresaw the possibility of killing someone through their actions and went ahead anyway. The experts questioned how Masipa ruled that Pistorius did not predict that someone might die when he decided to shoot four times from close range into the small toilet cubicle in his Pretoria home, hitting Steenkamp in the hip, arm and head.Some experts have also said that Pistorius argument that he did not know it was the 29-year-old model in the cubicle might not be enough to save him from a murder conviction as he still knew there was someone in there when he fired his 9 mm pistol.___Imray reported from Stellenbosch, South Africa. Cheap Air Max 97 Sale .A. Happ capped a challenging season with one of his best efforts of the year. Air Max 97 Outlet Sale . Ribery, who won UEFAs best player in Europe award for the 2012-13 season, helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League and Bundesliga and German Cup titles. Messi, winner of the last four Ballon dOr awards in voting by coaches, team captains and media, was injured late in the season and could not prevent Barcelona from being beaten by Bayern in the Champions League semifinals. .J. - The New York Jets have signed former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Graham Harrell, giving them some added depth at the position.BOSTON -- John Lackeys won-loss record hardly shows how good hes been for the Red Sox this season. The teams most dependable starter, Lackey held down New Yorks resurgent offence and helped Boston break a three-game skid by beating the Yankees 6-1 on Saturday. "I think in this case the record doesnt show how well hes pitched and how consistent hes been," manager John Farrell said. "In a couple of occasions hes pitched on the wrong day and gone up against a starter thats held us in check. To his credit, hes earning everything that hes getting right now due to the commitment hes made in the off-season and how well hes pitched." Lackey (8-10), who missed last season while rehabbing from elbow surgery, has held opponents to three or fewer runs while pitching at least six innings in 14 starts, the most such outings on the club. "You cant do a whole lot about that," he said of his losing record. "Youve just got to go out and keep the game close. The records kind of out of my hands." Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, David Ortiz homered and the Red Sox rebounded from a 10-3 loss with 14 hits. "The biggest thing is our pitching and defence," shortstop Stephen Drew said. "If we have that, we have a chance to win every day." But on Saturday, Lackey received some extra run support, too. Four times in his previous seven starts, Boston didnt score while he was in the game. "Lackey was outstanding today," said Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, booed loudly again during each at-bat. "Threw the ball very well. Hes having a big year for them. And Papi, hes the heart and soul of that team. Obviously had another big day." Ortiz, Shane Victorino, Will Middlebrooks, Mike Carp and Daniel Nava each had two hits for the AL East leaders, who won for only the third time in nine games. Lackey relied mostly on his fastball, slider and changeup. He gave up one run and six hits while walking three over 6 2-3 innings to halt a four-game losing streak, the longest of his career. He was 0-4 with a 4.96 ERA in his previous five starts. "He seemed to get the big out when he needed to," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We got some baserunners on him, but he seemed to get the big out when he needed to." Alfonso Soriano extended his hitting tear with two singles in four at-bats for the Yankees, but was held without an RBI after matching a major league record with 18 over his previous four games. He is 15 for 22 (.682) in his last five games with five homers and nine runs scored. The Yankees had scored 10 or more runs in three of their last four. New Yorkk lost for just the second time in seven games. Air Max 97 Outlet Store. . Hiroki Kuroda (11-8) matched a season high by giving up five runs -- three earned -- and 11 hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter in 5 2-3 innings. The 38-year-old right-hander was 4-1 with a 0.94 ERA in his previous seven starts. Leading 3-1 in the sixth, Boston added two runs and chased Kuroda. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had an RBI single and scored on Ellsburys double off the base of the right-field wall. Ortiz homered into the centre-field seats off reliever Adam Warren in the seventh. The Red Sox took advantage of an error and a missed call to jump ahead 3-0 in the fourth. With runners at the corners and one out, first baseman Lyle Overbay fielded Drews grounder and fired wide of second. Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez had to jump to catch the ball and threw late to first, with Ortiz scoring from third to make it 1-0. Carp, who was safe at second, then stole third on the front end of double steal, though replays showed Rodriguez made the tag in time. Umpire Bill Welke, who ejected Carp for arguing a called third strike Friday night, pointed that he was safe. Middlebrooks and Ellsbury followed with consecutive RBI singles. "With the runners on, I wanted to minimize the damage," Kuroda said through a translator. "But I couldnt do that. ... It was a bad outing." Ichiro Suzukis run-scoring grounder cut it to 3-1 in the fifth. New York had runners on second and third with none out after a single by Overbay and a double by Chris Stewart, but Lackey retired the next three hitters on grounders. NOTES: Kuroda allowed a season-high 11 hits. ... Robinson Cano went 0 for 4, snapping his 11-game hitting streak. ... Yankees SS Derek Jeter, on the 15-day DL with a strained right calf, continued taking batting practice and fielding grounders at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., but is not running the bases. ... Boston 1B Mike Napoli was scratched from the original lineup because of a sore left foot. Farrell had planned to give Victorino the day off because hes had a sore hamstring, but decided to play him with Napoli sidelined. The switch-hitting Victorino continued to hit right-handed against right-handed pitching due to the sore leg. ... Boston 2B Dustin Pedroia turned 30. He fouled a ball off his left foot in the eighth and limped for a bit before finishing the at-bat. He was replaced on defence. Farrell said Pedroia was sore, but a scan at the ballpark came back "negative." ... Boston sends RHP Ryan Dempster (6-8, 4.50 ERA) to the mound against LHP CC Sabathia (10-10, 4.66) in the series finale Sunday night. 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