The Supreme court of South Africa has Friday the punishment of the murder and sentenced Oscar Pistorius will be increased to 13 years and 5 months, more than a doubling of the punishment that he in the first instance. The court ruled that the first penalty of six years ‘shockingly mild’ was.
Athlete Oscar Pistorius was in July found guilty for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The facts were played on 14 February 2013, ironically on Valentine’s day, in the house of the couple in Pretoria. Pistorius was sleeping and heard say that footsteps, which, according to him, of a burglar. He fired four shots with a pistol in the direction of the bathroom door and killed with it his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He claims that it was an accident, and that he thought she was a burglar, but in that line of reasoning went, the court is not involved.
In October of last year was the athlete, who was born without kuitbenen, sentenced to five years in prison. When it was all said that he was soon the prison would be allowed to leave, and it turns out that one year after the date indeed the case.