Oscar Pistorius now eligible for parole in March 2023 – after Appeal Court admits error in murder sentence

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Oscar Pistorius leaves court on 11 September 2014 in Pretoria.
Oscar Pistorius leaves court on 11 September 2014 in Pretoria.
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The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has amended its decision to increase convicted killer Oscar Pistorius’ sentence, after it emerged that its judgment failed to take into account the 506 days that he had already served for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Last month, the five judges who increased Pistorius’ murder sentence from six years behind bars to 13 years and five months imprisonment corrected their ruling, so that it is recorded as having come into effect on 6 July 2016 – the day he was first sentenced for murder by Judge Thokozile Masipa.

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