Published On: Fri, Nov 24th, 2017

Oscar Pistorius’, Olympic Blade Runner, Jail Sentence Increased To Thirteen Years For Murder Of Reeva Steenkap

Olympic Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius Prison Sentence Increased From Six to Thirteen Years For Murder Of Reeva Steenkamp

South African Olympic Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius will now serve 13 years and 5 months for the murder of his model and law graduate girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The South African Supreme Court of Appeal decided that the initial prison sentence of six years be lengthened to 13 years, which is more in line with the prescribed minimum sentence of 15 years for murder.

According to eNCA legal journalist Karyn Maughan’s Twitter feed, the Supreme Court of Appeal stated that there were “no compelling reasons” for Judge Masipa to deliver a sentence of less than 15 years for Oscar Pistorius murdering Reeva Steenkamp. In fact, the Appeal Court labelled the six year sentence originally handed down by the judge as “shockingly lenient.”

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Oscar Pistorius’, Olympic Blade Runner, Jail Sentence Increased To Thirteen Years For Murder Of Reeva Steenkap