Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence doubled for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend

FORMER Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has had his jail sentence doubled for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The South African appeals court increased the fallen star’s sentence from six years to 13 years and five months shortly before 6pm on Friday, AEDT.

Prosecutors had argued his initial six-year sentence for Ms Steenkamp’s murder was “shockingly lenient”.


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