Pistorius sentence increased to 13 years

The Supreme Court of Appeal has lengthened Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence from six years to 13 years and five months.

EWN reports that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) argued in its appeal that the six-year sentence was shockingly lenient for the crime of murder and asked that the prescribed minimum term of 15 years be imposed.

Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013. He has maintained he believed she was an intruder and was merely trying to protect himself.

According to EWN reporter, Mandy Wiener says Judge Willie Seriti said that the previous sentencing was shockingly lenient and trivialises the crime.

He said that Judge Masipa put emphasis on the fact that Oscar Pistorius appeared to be remorseful and Seriti said he doesn't think that Oscar Pistorius was genuinely remorseful.

Mandy Wiener, EWN reporter

Just by apologising to the Steenkamp doesn't make him remorseful at all ...

Mandy Wiener, EWN reporter

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


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