Oscar Pistorius Soon To Be On House Arrest

Oscar Pistorius Soon To Be On House Arrest.

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2014 after being found guilty of culpable homicide, or manslaughter.

Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door but said he thought she was an intruder.

The prosecution has appealed, saying he should instead be convicted of murder.

The case is expected to be heard on 3 November.

Oscar Pistorius has spent 12 months in jail and will now spend the rest of his sentence under what is termed in South Africa as “correctional supervision”, the parole board said.

An earlier decision to release him in August was blocked by South Africa’s Justice Minister Michael Musutha, who said it had been made “prematurely”.

At the time, Ms Steenkamp’s family had said that 10 months behind bars was “not enough”.

Responding to the decision, a lawyer speaking for the Steenkamp family said her parents had expected the early release even though they opposed it, adding that nothing could bring back their daughter.

The Pistorius family have said they have received the news of his planned release, but are not making any further any further comment.

During his house arrest, Oscar Pistorius is likely to face restrictions in terms of gun ownership and may have to continue getting psychotherapy.

 

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