Oscar Pistorius’ prison for the murder of his girlfriend Rieva Stenkamp has been increased to 13 years and five months, a South African court ruled on November 24.
Prosecutors say the six-year sentence for Riva Steenkamp’s murder was “shockingly light”.
A spokeswoman for Reeva Steenkamp’s family said the decision “has checked that there is justice”.
The Olympic athlete claims that he shot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day in 2013, after he mistaken her for a thief.
The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has now given Oscar Pistorius a minimum of 15 years for murder in South Africa, less time already served.
Oscar Pistorius is seeking an appeal in the case of the murder of Reeva Stenkamp
The lower court had justified the six-year sentence, citing mitigating circumstances such as rehabilitation and remorse.
The court also said they outweighed the aggravating factors, such as his inability to fire a warning shot.
Oscar Pistorius was not in court to hear the decision.
The six-time Paralympic medalist initially received a five-year term for manslaughter in 2014, but was found guilty of murder on appeal in 2015.
Oscar Pistorius shot Rieva Steenkamp four times through a locked toilet door at his home in the capital, Pretoria.
He made history by becoming the first amputated sprinter to compete in the 2012 London Olympics, running with prosthetic blades.
Oscar Pistorius amputated his legs below the knee as a baby.