The trial of the athlete Oscar Pistorius has opened in the South African capital Pretoria. Prosecutors say Pistorius murdered his girlfriend at his home last year. He claims he was acting in self-defense.
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has increased the Paralympian's jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to more than 13 years. Prosecutors had argued that the original sentence was "far too lenient."
South African prosecutors want a harsher prison sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend in 2013. They have called his current six-year sentence "shockingly" lenient.
Oscar Pistorius has been taken to hospital for overnight observation. The South African athlete, who is serving a six-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was reportedly suffering chest pains.
South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius faces at least 15 years in jail for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete has no legal right to appeal the sentence.
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