Oscar Pistorius Slammed by Appeals Court that More than Doubled His Murder Sentence
Oscar PistoriusSlammed by Appeals CourtMurder Sentence More than Doubled
11/24/2017 6:59 AM PT
Oscar Pistorius just got the book thrown at him because South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal more than doubled his sentence.
Pistorius had originally been sentenced to 6 years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The Appeals Court just upped the sentence to 15 years ... agreeing with prosecutors that the 6 year sentence was shockingly lenient.
Under South African law, the recommended minimum sentence for murder is 15 years.
The court gave Pistorius credit for the year-and-a-half already served, so he must now spend 13 years and months behind bars.