The South African authorities issued a warrant for the arrest of Oscar Pistorius, who on December 3 was charged with premeditated murder of a friend, reported news Agency Reuters.
A day earlier, Pistorius lost the appeal, and the Supreme court of South Africa reclassified the crime of which he was found guilty on premeditated murder.
Oscar Pistorius was initially found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison. The minimum sentence for premeditated murder is 15 years.
The murder in question was committed in the early morning of 14 February 2013. According to prosecutors, the athlete’s girlfriend Riva Steenkamp was killed in the course of a long quarrel: Oscar shot her four times through the door and fatally wounded a girl and then struck the door with his fist, to open it, pulled dying Riva from the bathroom and tried to make her artificial respiration. The defense argued that Pistorius took Riva for penetrated into the house of the robber.
12 September 2014 the Pretoria court verdict on the case of a legless athlete, finding him guilty of manslaughter. On October 21 Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison. 20 October 2015 Pistorius, who spent in detention a year, was released from prison. The remainder of the term he was supposed to be under house arrest.
Oscar Pistorius, who amputated both legs, became a sensation at the London Olympics, racking 46 seconds (45,61 sec) in the women’s 400 meters (disabled, exceptionally, was allowed to compete with normal athletes). He carried the South Africa flag at the closing ceremony of the Olympic games.