Oscar Pistorius sentence increased to 13 years and five months

Oscar Pistorius' jail term lengthened to 13 years

Oscar Pistorius's sentence increased to 13 years

Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius had had a jail sentence extended from six years to 13 years and five months for his role in the death of his girlfriend Reena Steenkamp, who was shot six times in their home in February 2013.

The South African Olympic athlete has served just over a year of that six-year sentence.

REUTERS/Alon Skuy/Pool Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during the third day of his re-sentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa June 15, 2016.

The 31-year-old was initially convicted of manslaughter but that conviction was overturned and replaced with a murder conviction by the Supreme Court.

The prosecution argued that Pistorius' disability should not have been a mitigating factor and that the athlete, who wept regularly throughout the trial, had not shown genuine remorse, but rather felt sorry for himself and regretted his actions.

Pistorius was jailed in July a year ago following a trial that garnered huge interest worldwide, he was found guilty on appeal.

In 2014, he was sentenced to five years for culpable homicide, however after just ten months, he was released on house arrest.

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