After the appeals process, Pistorius was sentenced to 13 years and five months in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
This is the second time Pistorius has had his sentence changed. A South African appeals court agreed. According to the Guardian, 15 years is the minimum sentence for murder and the court subtracted the time Pistorious, 31, has already served. "They just feel that their trust in the justice system has been confirmed this morning". "The fact is they still live with Reeva's loss every day". "She can now rest in peace", Koen told the AP.
Before the murder trial, Pistorius had one of the best stories-and nicknames-in sports. His parents divorced when he was 6, and his mother died nine years later.
Pistorius' family found the news harder. The athlete, whose legs were amputated below the knee when he was just 11 months old, won six gold medals at three consecutive Paralympic Games, specializing in sprint events.
Pistorius, whose lower legs were amputated because of a congenital defect, soared to worldwide fame after becoming the first amputee to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games. Pistorius was eliminated from competition after finishing last in the 400m semi-final, but he left London a superstar. "My grandmother, she's 89, she was here with the South African flag". Pistorius fired four bullets into a closed toilet door in his home, killing his girlfriend, whom he claimed to have mistaken for a burglar.
The State appealed the manslaughter conviction, and it was later replaced with murder and a sentence of six years behind bars. The previous judge cited Pistorius as able to be rehabilitated, which factored into the six-year decision.
October 21: The judge sentences him to a maximum of five years in jail.
Now, that decision has been overturned, too.
He was sentenced to five years for culpable homicide, and was eventually released from prison and placed under house arrest.