A South African appeal court has more than doubled the former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
The supreme court of appeal (SCA) increased Pistorius’s sentence from six years in prison to 13 years and five months.
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South African sprint runner and convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius, was secretly freed to attend the memorial service of his grandmother.
According to the Management of Kgosi Mampuru Jail, having considered the 29 year old as a 'low risk', they granted the Paralympian an exit of four hours...
Oscar Pistorius may not be getting a longer jail term as Judge Thokozile Masipa has rejected an application by the State to appeal the initial 6-year murder sentence.
Dismissing the appeal, Judge Thokozile Masipa, said the state’s appeal to extend the six-year sentence against the...
South African prosecutors said today they would push for a longer sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who was jailed for six years earlier this month for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The blade runner shot his girlfriend dead with a shotgun in their apartment on Valentine's...
The South African athlete has been jailed for six years for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Here are 6 key things you need to know about the court sentence
- It's far less than the minimum prescribed term in South Africa of 15 years for murder
- The judge said she found...
Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is set to appear in court today, July 6 to be sentenced for the murder of former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Today's sentence marks the latest chapter in a lengthy and polarizing legal battle. On Feb. 14, 2013 Pistorius fatally shot his then-girlfriend Reeva...
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Days after Barry Steenkamp's plea, the court has released to the public, the crime scene photos of how his daughter, Reeva was murdered by her boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius at his home in 2013.
Barry Steenkamp, pleaded for them to be released to show what Pistorius did to his daughter. The photos...
A judge on Wednesday says she will announce Oscar Pistorius' sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on July 6.
Prosecutors have called for a 15-year jail sentence for Pistorius, the minimum sentence for murder in South Africa. However, a judge can reduce that in some...
Oscar Pistorius teetered pathetically on his stumps in front of a packed court room in Pretoria Wednesday in a desperate bid to convince the judge he was too vulnerable to have killed his girlfriend intentionally.
The athlete known as the Blade Runner looked humiliated as he was asked to remove...
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius must pay for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, her father has told a judge, breaking down in tears.
Pistorius was found guilty of murdering Ms Steenkamp after a court overturned an earlier manslaughter verdict.
The sentencing hearing - expected to...
A sentencing hearing for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has started in Pretoria.
He faces a jail term of at least 15 years, but his sentence can be reduced due to time already spent in prison and mitigating factors.
According to BBC, the...
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South Africa's highest court has rejected Oscar Pistorius's right to appeal against his conviction for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The Constitutional Court ruled the Paralympian had no reasonable grounds of success with his legal fight.
Pistorius now faces a possible...
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