Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius' sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was extended to 13 years and five months by a court on Friday.
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal increased the sprinter's prison term after prosecutors successfully argued that his original sentence of six years was "shockingly lenient.”
The so-called Blade Runner was not in court Friday when the court handed down the minimum 15-year sentence prescribed for murder in South Africa, and subtracted the time Pistorius had already served in prison.
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Pistorius, 30, fired a gun multiple times through a closed bathroom door on Valentine's Day in 2013. The athlete said he thought Steenkamp was a dangerous intruder.
The parents of Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, did not attend the hearing but welcomed the news.
"Their trust in the justice system has been confirmed this morning," said Tania Koen, a spokeswoman for the Steenkamp family. "There has been justice for Reeva. Reeva can now rest in peace."