A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months.
The new sentence of 13 years and five months took into account time Pistorius had already served in prison and at home under house arrest, Seriti said.
The Paralympic running world champion was convicted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.
Prosecutors had called that six-year sentence "shockingly" lenient. It issued the ruling after the prosecution appealed his previous sentence of six years as too lenient. He was originally sentenced for culpable homicide, then replaced with murder in 2016.
Pistorius was once best known for winning gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympics and for successfully fighting to compete in the 2012 London Olympics alongside able-bodied runners.
"They have sent all their love to the Ings family because they feel that although justice was serviced for Jayde, they know the Ings family will still miss Jayde every day".
Pistorius' legal counsel said the claims that his client is not remorseful are false.Читайте также: Google admits to having tracked location data of Android phone users
Pistorius' brother, Carl, wrote on Twitter: "Shattered".
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The judge described Pistorius as a "fallen hero" who will never be at peace and sentenced him to six years in prison.
The new sentence was backdated to start on the day he began his murder sentence, on July 6 past year.
Pistorius has to serve at least half of his new sentence before he is considered for parole. "After the trial‚ he tried to make contact‚" Roux said. "But, if one looks at what the law states, and given the fact that murder does carry the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, I think the decision could be vindicated".
Friday's decision also has possible consequences for where he is held for the remainder of his sentence.
Seriti said the facts of the case demanded a higher sentence. Pistorius might now be moved back to a higher security facility.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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