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Oscar Pistorius Gets His Prison Sentence Doubled

By TheBlast Staff

Oscar Pistorius — the disgraced Olympian who shot and killed his girlfriend in 2013 — will be serving twice as much time in prison after a South African court more than doubled his prison sentence.

On Friday, South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal increased the sentence to 13 years and five months after he was originally sentenced to six years.

He will be eligible for parole in 2023.

In the early morning hours of Valentine's Day in 2013, Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, through a closed door. He had claimed he mistook her for an intruder.

Pistorius won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Paralympics and in 2012, he became the first amputee runner to compete at an Olympic Games.

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