Oscar Pistorius' Jail Sentence for Killing Girlfriend Increased to 13 Years

A South African appeals court has today increased the Paralympic athlete's jail sentence for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp from six years to 13 years and 5 months

The five-judge panel chose to reinstate that minimum sentence, save for the time that Pistorius has already served.

A justice from South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal took just minutes to more than double Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence to 13 years and five months for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

However, the Supreme Court of Appeals upgraded the "culpable homicide" charge to murder two months later, resulting in the six-year prison sentence, but both prosecutors and Steenkamp's family argued that the sentence, handed down by oft-criticized judge Thokozile Masipa, was too lenient.

"This court determined the respondent, Mr Pistorius, should have been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment but took into account the sentence he served prior to being sentenced on 6 July 2015". On the basis that shooting repeatedly through the door would predictably have killed the person on the other side, the Supreme Court of Appeal changed the verdict to a murder conviction last year, with a six-year jail term. Pistorius claimed he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.

According to the BBC, he was handed the lighter sentence of six years because of mitigating factors such as his "rehabilitation and remorse", which "outweighed aggravating factors such as his failure to fire a warning shot".

It remains unclear if Pistorius's legal team will appeal this most recent decision to the highest courts possible.

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Pistorius, 30, shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013 when he fired four times through the door of his bedroom toilet.

Pistorius must serve at least half of the 13 years and five months - almost seven years - before he can be considered for parole.

There was no immediate comment from either the Pistorius or Steenkamp families.

Oscar's brother Carl Pistorius tweeted that he was "Shattered". That means that from Friday he has 13 years and five months.

He returned behind bars after his conviction for murder. He was given six years of jail time for the killing.

The 31-year-old was not in court to learn of the decision.

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