Oscar Pistorius Released on Parole 11 Years after Killing Reeva Steenkamp. – Capital Radio Malawi
24 July, 2024

Oscar Pistorius Released on Parole 11 Years after Killing Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar Pistorius's various trials and hearings attracted enormous media interest.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been freed on parole from a South African jail, nearly 11 years after murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Officials confirmed Pistorius was “at home” on Friday morning, having served half of his more than 13-year sentence.

Ms Steenkamp’s mother said she accepted the decision to release the former athlete – but added her family was the one “serving a life sentence”.

In 2012, Pistorius became the first double amputee to run in the Olympics.

Just six months later, he shot Ms Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet door in his house. The shooting and subsequent trials gripped South Africa and the world.

Pistorius, now 37, later claimed he had mistaken her for a burglar during the night.

Pistorius was eventually convicted of murder in 2015 after an appeal court overturned an earlier verdict of culpable homicide – or manslaughter.

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