January 11, 2016 / 4:38 PM / in 2 years

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius files papers to appeal his murder conviction

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius filed papers to appeal against his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a family spokesperson told Reuters on Monday.

Oscar Pistorius enters the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa for a bail hearing, December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Herman Verwey/Pool

The athlete, nicknamed “Blade Runner” because of the prosthetic legs he uses to race, has spent the last three months under house arrest at his uncle’s home in a wealthy Pretoria suburb.

Asked whether papers were filed requesting leave to appeal Pistorius’s conviction, family spokesperson Anneliese Burgess said: “Yes. This afternoon 15h00.”

Reporting by TJ Strydom; Editing by Catherine Evans

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