Oscar Pistorious to spend more time in prison.

Oscar Pistorius, seen here in a Pretoria courtroom, will have to spend a long time in prison after South Africa’s highest court rejected his request to appeal against his 13-year jail term, ending the long legal battle over his conviction for killing his girlfriend in 2013.
The 31-year-old former Paralympic athlete had asked the constitutional court to review the jail term, which was increased to 13 years last November. But the court ruling released on Monday said that “the application for leave to appeal is dismissed” as it was not a constitutional matter.
The ruling was dated 28 March, and it is unclear when Pistorius, who is detained in prison outside the capital Pretoria, could be eligible for parole.
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