Oscar Pistorius  and South African prosecutors who are appealing for a longer sentence for Olympic athlete.

for murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius and his girl friend

 

They told the Supreme Court of Appeal the six-year sentence was “shockingly light” and he should get 15 years.

Defence lawyers say the sentence handed down by a lower court is appropriate.

He said he shouted her by mistake on Valentine’s Day in 2013 for a burglar at his home in the capital Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius

 The lower court justified deviating from the prescribed 15-year sentence
by saying mitigating circumstances such as rehabilitation and remorse outweighed aggravating factors such as his failure to fire a warning shot.

And prosecutor Andrea Johnson said the sentence did not match the gravity of the crime.

He had his legs amputated below the knee as a baby.

Then he had made history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics, in 2012 in London.

And now he was initially given a five-year term for manslaughter in 2014, but was found guilty of murder on appeal in 2015.

Such as strange story!!

 

 

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