Olympian Oscar Pistorius has lost his last attempt to appeal his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
South Africa’s top court, the Constitutional Court, on Thursday denied Pistorius’ right to to appeal.
It comes after the Supreme Court of Appeal in December upgraded the 29-year-old’s conviction to murder from culpable homicide. He had been sentenced to five years in prison for culpable homicide but now faces a minimum of 15 years in prison when sentenced in April.
Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
He has spent the past few months awaiting his appeal under house arrest at his uncle’s home in Pretoria.