The former South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was injured during a fight in the prison. The Paralympiër got less than two weeks ago to hear that his sentence for the murder of his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had more than doubled. He was involved in a fight over a phone, reports the BBC.
Oscar Pistorius was in South africa sentenced to a prison sentence of 13 years and 5 months due to the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The former Paralympiër, which became known as “Blade Runner”, was involved in a fight over the use of a public phone, told a spokesman of the gevangenisafdeling to the BBC. Pistorius came from it with some bruises and walked no serious injuries, he added.
“It is alleged that he was involved in a fight with another prisoner over the use of a public phone in the special zorgeenheid where both offenders are being held in the Attridgeville Correctional Center,” said spokesman Singabakho Nxumalo. “There was according to the standard procedure, an investigation was started in order to establish facts and to ensure that the appropriate measures have to be taken, as incidents such as this are not allowed.”
The brawl took place on 6 december, ten days after the South African prosecutor, his sentence more than doubled. Initially it was Pistorius sentenced to a “shockingly light sentence” of six years but now he has taken 13 years and 5 months hum.
Pistorius was initially found guilty of manslaughter after he claimed to be his girlfriend Steenkamp on Valentine’s day in 2013 had shot through a closed bathroom door, because he was her for a burglar had respect… The Court of Appeal annulled that decision in 2015 and found him guilty of murder. The punishment that he received was now more than doubled.
The sixfold Paralympic gold medallist wrote history in 2012 in London as the first amputee sprinter to take part in the real Olympic Games on prosthetic “blades”. Pistorius lost his legs when as a baby amputated under the knee after he by a gene defect and was born without a leg and with only two fused toes.