He never fired a warning shot and shot not once but four times. Steenkamp’s family members were present. Pistoriusi s currently under house arrest after spending one year of his original five-year sentence in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after shooting her four times through a locked toilet door. Pistorius will have to return to court. The minimum sentence for murder is 15 years but judges can apply some discretion. Even though Pistorius is now a convicted murderer, he could still be out of prison in just three years. Pistorius’s legal team will now be considering whether to appeal to the Constitutional Court but it will require considerable time and more resources.