Oscar Pistorius Granted Parole in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympic runner, was given parole on Friday, ten years after shooting his girlfriend through a toilet door at his house in South Africa in a killing that shocked the world.


Singabakho Nxumalo, a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections, said Pistorius would be released on January 5.


Pistorius, 37, has been in prison since late 2014 for the Valentine’s Day 2013 murder of model Reeva Steenkamp, though he was released for a period of home arrest in 2015 while one of his several appeals was heard. He was eventually found guilty of murder and sentenced to 13 years and 5 months in jail.

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