Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence doubled

S. African court doubles Pistorius sentence to more than 13 years

S. African court doubles Pistorius sentence to more than 13 years

Back in 2014, Oscar Pistorious was sent to prison for six years for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius killed Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Valentine's Day 2013 after shooting four times through a closed toilet cubicle door with his 9 mm pistol.

Prosecutors had called that six-year sentence "shockingly" lenient.

After the conviction was appealed by the state on the basis that it was "shockingly lenient", it was replaced by a murder charge and Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison, before the sentence was extended to 13 years and five months on Friday.

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Pistorius was once best known for winning gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympics and for successfully fighting to compete in the 2012 London Olympics alongside able-bodied runners.

"They feel there has been justice for Reeva".

The conviction was later overturned and a murder conviction was set in place in 2015.

The Supreme Court said that Pistorius "displays a lack of remorse, and does not appreciate the gravity of his actions".

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The accused's brother Carl Pistorius tweeted he was "shattered, heartbroken, gutted" by the ruling.

Big developments in South Africa this morning.

. He served 10 months of a five-year sentence before being placed under house arrest. The court agreed and the sentence is now 13 years. Fifteen years is the country's usual minimum sentence for murder. He has served a year and five months of his murder sentence.

Friday's decision also has possible consequences for where he is held for the remainder of his sentence.

Barry Roux, lead defence lawyer for Pistorius, said the athlete was suffering from severe and worsening post-traumatic stress disorder over the case. Pistorius might now be moved back to a higher security facility.

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Two years after the first hearings, on July 6, 2017 Oscar Pistorius was handed a 6-year jail term by the High Court in Pretoria.

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