Oscar Pistorius Slammed by Appeals Court that More than Doubled His Murder Sentence


Oscar Pistorius

Slammed by Appeals Court

Murder Sentence More than Doubled

11/24/2017 6:59 AM PST

Oscar Pistorius just got the book thrown at him because South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled his sentence.

Pistorius had originally been sentenced to 6 years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  The Appeals Court just upped the sentence to 15 years … agreeing with prosecutors that the 6 year sentence was shockingly lenient.

Under South African law, the recommended minimum sentence for murder is 15 years. 

The court gave Pistorius credit for the year-and-a-half already served, so he must now spend 13 years and months behind bars.



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