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Court increases Oscar Pistorius’ Jail Term to 13 years & 5 months



Court more than Doubles Oscar Pistorius's Jail Term - BellaNaija

The Supreme Court of Appeal in South Africa has more than doubled the prison sentence of Paralympic Oscar Pistorius, Guardian reports.

Pistorius killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, after shooting her four times through a locked bathroom door in his home on Valentine’s Day in 2013, claiming he mistook her for a burglar.

Pistorius’ 6-year jail sentence which was described by state prosecutors as “too lenient” has been increased to 13 years and 5 months.

He received the 6-year sentence in July after a successful appeal by state prosecutors to upgrade his original conviction from culpable homicide to murder.

Steenkamp’s family, according to Guardian, said the increased sentence confirms their trust in the justice system. A spokeswoman for the family said:

This is an emotional thing for them. They just feel that their trust in the justice system has been confirmed this morning.

1 Comment

  1. bea

    November 24, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Another violent love story! Singles please be warned. You see the signs everyday. don’t wait! run. No excuse, just run away you my find someone else and if you don’t you will still be fairly okay
    so many great single around my dear.

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