Oscar Pistorius’ jail term increased to 13 years

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A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’s jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months.

Prosecutors had argued that the initial six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was too short.

The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled his sentence be increased to 15 years, less time already served.

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“The sentence imposed by the [high court] with respect to murder is set aside and substituted with the following – the respondent’s imprisonment for 13 years and five months,” Justice Legoabe Willie Seriti said.

Pistorius claimed he shot Steenkamp dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013, after mistaking her for a burglar.

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