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[WATCH LIVE] NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius sentence

The former athlete was sentenced to six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

FILE: Oscar Pistorius in the High Court in Pretoria on 5 March 2014. Picture: Pool

BLOEMFONTEIN - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is appealing the High Court’s sentence of Oscar Pistorius, arguing that it is shockingly lenient for the crime of murder.

The former athlete was sentenced to six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013, claiming that he believed she was an intruder.

WATCH: NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius sentence

NPA to appeal Oscar Pistorius sentence

The NPA is in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein to appeal the High Court’s sentence of Oscar Pistorius, arguing that it is shockingly lenient for the crime of murder. The former athlete was sentenced to six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Posted by Eyewitness News on Friday, 3 November 2017

It is the second time that the State is asking the Supreme Court to set aside a High Court decision in the trial of Pistorius.

The State successfully overturned his culpable homicide conviction, replacing it with one of murder.

Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux (left) in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on 3 November 2017. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN

Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux (left) in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on 3 November 2017. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN