The South African government have released Oscar Pistorius, the paralympian who shot girlfriend on valentine’s day from prison.
Oscar Pistorius, the South Afican Paralympian who shot girlfriend on the valentine’s day has been released from prison by the South African government.
Oscar was sentenced to five year improsonment in 2014 after series of investigation have been carried out on the case.
Oscar who turns 28 this year, despite both of his two legs amputated excelled in sports. He represented South Africa at the Paralympic games and the 2012 London Olympics. He will now staying at his uncle’s mansion where he will complete the remaining jail term under house arrest.
Correctional service minister, Micheal Masutha says Oscar will be asked to meet with the parents of his deceased girlfriend Barry and June “if and when they agree to meet him”.
Against his early release, the deceased parents, Mr & Mrs Steenkamp had appealed, but did not make further appearance before the parole board that sanctioned his release last week.
Confirming the situation, Oscar’s lawyer, Brian Webber in his words when asked about the release, said “yes, He is at home already”.
In a similar development, the deceased family’s lawyer says the release was expected as South Africa’s correctional services act allows convicted criminals who have served at least one-sixth of their sentence to serve the remainder under house arrest.
Recall that the South African paralympian gold medalist shot his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on 14th February 2013, saying he mistook her for an intruder.