Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius' original six-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in his home in 2013.
Prosecutors had called that six-year sentence “shockingly” lenient.
Pistorius should have been sentenced to the prescribed minimum of 15 years for murder in South Africa, Seriti said, as he delivered the...
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius takes off from the starting blocks in the first round of the men's 400-meter race at the London Olympics. Pistorius became the first double-leg amputee to ever compete in the Olympics.