Days before Oscar Pistorius was released on parole, South African prosecutors filed documents calling for the Paralympic champion to be convicted of murder.
Oscar Pistorius, 28, spent 10 months in prison for shooting his girlfriend, Rieva Steenkamp, on February 14, 2013, after being convicted of manslaughter last year.
The double-amputated athlete insists that he accepted Rieva Steenkamp as an intruder.
Prosecutors want the Oscar Pistorius sentence reviewed and turned into murder with a minimum sentence of 15 years.
Oscar Pistorius was jailed for five years in 2014 for the guilty murder of Rieva Steenkamp, a charge equivalent to manslaughter.
Under South African law, Oscar Pistorius can be released under “correctional supervision” after serving his sixth sentence.
Once released, the athlete will spend the remainder of his term under house arrest.
During the sentencing, Judge Tocosile Masipa said the state had failed to prove Oscar Pistori’s intent to kill when he fired.
The team of the athlete’s defender already has a month to submit their answer.
Reeva Steenkamp’s parents said the time he had spent was “not enough to take a life”.
Oscar Pistorius shot and killed Rieva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door at his home in Pretoria, believing she was an intruder, he told the trial.
In March, a court in Johannesburg blocked attempts by Oscar Pistorius ‘legal team to stop prosecutors’ appeal.