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Court Doubles Oscar Pistorius’ Jail Sentence

A South African court has more than doubled former Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’ jail sentence over the 2013 killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The sentence was upped from six years to nearly 13 and a half years. Prosecutors had argued that Pistorius’ initial punishment was “shockingly light.” Pistorius, 31, has maintained that he fatally shot Steenkamp because he thought she was a burglar entering their home in Pretoria.