Oscar Pistorius to Be Released From Prison After Serving 11 Months


South African Athlete, Oscar Pistorius, is to be released from prison next week and moved to house arrest, after serving 11 months of his already linient 5 year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The South African parole board decided to free the South African Paralympian from custody and into “correctional supervision.”

“The Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) today, 15 October 2015, approved the placement of offender Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from 20 October 2015,” according to the South African Department of Correctional Services.

“The parole board met in Pretoria for the second time following a directive of the Parole Review Board, which set aside its earlier decision to place Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision because it was prematurely made.”

He will be under house supervision until October 20th, 2019. 

The double-amputee runner, 28, received the nickname “Blade Runner” for his prosthetics and participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

He was convicted of culpable homicide in 2014 after killing his girlfriend in February 2013, and his trial gathered world wide media attention. 


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