Details! Oscar Pistorius’ Jail Time More Than Doubled! Pistorius had been serving six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp back in 2013, now his jail sentence has been increased to 13 years five months.
Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly light”. The lower court had justified the six-year sentence citing mitigating circumstances including rehabilitation and remorse.
Oscar’s brother Carl took to social media reacting to the new sentence saying he was “shattered. Heartbroken. Gutted” at the decision. “We have all suffered incomprehensible loss. The death of Reeva was and still is a great loss for our family too,” he wrote.
Reeva’s parents were reportedly “emotional” as they watched the ruling at home on TV, a spokeswoman said.
“They feel there has been justice for Reeva. She can now rest in peace. But at the same time, people think this is the end of the road for them… the fact is they still live with Reeva’s loss every day,” Tania Koen told Associated Press.