Court of South Africa changed the terms of Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted for the murder of his girlfriend Riva Steenkamp. Prison term he was extended from 6 years to 13 years and five months. It is reported Bi-bi-si.

Prosecutors insisted that the initial six-year term for the murder of Riva Steenkamp is too lenient a punishment.

The Supreme court of appeal ruled that the sentence should be modified to extend the period to 15 years minus the already stayed.

South African runner with prosthetics instead of both legs, Pistorius said he shot Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013, mistaking her for a burglar.

Earlier, the lower court took into account mitigating circumstances and reduced relying to 15-year sentence for murder.

According to the court, rehabilitation and remorse to outweigh the aggravating circumstances, such as absence of warning shots into the air.

Initially in 2014, Pistorius received five years for manslaughter. However, after appeal in 2015, the court reconsidered its decision and sentenced him to six years under article “Murder”.

Pistorius shot four times at Steenkamp through a closed toilet door in his home in the capital, Pretoria South Africa.

Athlete six times won the gold of the Paralympic games. He famously became the first athlete with amputated limbs, speaking in the sprint at the Olympic games. In 2012 he became a member of the London Games, ran the distance on special carbon fiber prostheses blades.

Both legs below the knee, Pistorius lost in early childhood.




Olympic and Paralympic star Pistorius doubled the sentence for killing girlfriend 24.11.2017

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