Bloemfontein Court Increases Oscar Pistorius Jail Term To 13 Years

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The South African Appeals Court has increased the jail term of the Paralympic Champion, Oscar Pistorius to 13 years and five months on Friday.

According to report, the Supreme Court of Appeals residing in Bloemfontein added more seven years to six years issued earlier for being lenient.

The prosecutors said the reason for the adjustment to the earlier issued terms was because Oscar failed to show concern for genuine remorse after ‘killing his girlfriend’.

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While addressing the court, Andrea Johnson, of the National Prosecution Authority, said: “One of the essential ingredients of a balanced sentence is that it must reflect the seriousness of the offense.

Recall that Oscar Pistorius ‘shot’ Reeve Steenkamp, his girlfriend, dead in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013 when he fired four times through the door of his bedroom toilet.

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The Paralympic Champion addressed the court, pleaded not guilty, stressing that he mistook Steenkamp for a burglar, in his 2014 first trial.

AFP

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