Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
JOHANNESBURG - Jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has applied to the Constitutional Court to appeal his 13-year sentence for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
OscarPistorius lawyers seek leave to appeal his 13 year 5 month sentence for murder - on basis Appeal Court violated his rights to fair trial.— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) December 19, 2017
They contend Appeal Court wrongly ignored all mitigating factors when it sentenced Pistorius, and want his six year sentence reinstated pic.twitter.com/0G9XrWbDCs
Pistorius&39;s sentence was increased in November from six years to an effective 13 years, following an appeal by the National Prosecuting Authority.
He was initially found guilty of culpable homicide but this was changed to murder by the Supreme Court of Appeal in December 2015.