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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His high-powered and high-paced offense helped lead the Ducks to a 46-7 record and multiple bowls in 4 years. After firing Jim Mora , the Bruins beat out a host of suitors, most notably Florida , to land Kelly.
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