A South African court has today increased the sentence handed down to former Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, after the original sentence was deemed to be ‘shockingly lenient’.
Mr. Pistorius will now spend 13 years and 5 months in jail, instead of the original six.
Oscar Pistorius shot his then girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at their home on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
Ms. Steenkamp was hit four times through a locked bathroom door. Pistorius claimed he believed he was shooting at a burglar.