Oscar Pistorius was denied the right to appeal his murder conviction by the Constitutional Court On Thursday.
The former athlete has been on bail awaiting a new sentence since December last year when he was found guilty of murder.
The conviction overturned his earlier conviction on the lighter charge of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He applied for leave to appeal in January.
Pistorious faces a minimum jail term of 15 years, which may include time already spent behind bars. In October he was released to live under house arrest after serving one year of his five-year sentence. He is due in court on the 18th April for fresh sentencing.
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