Oscar Pistorius To Be Release Next Week!

South African Paralympian, Oscar Psitorius will finally breathe a fresh air outside the walls of prison after serving just 11 months of his sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp.

He would proceed on house arrest from Tuesday October 20 to continues the remainder of his five year jail term.

Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide – a charge equivalent to manslaughter – after saying he shot her through a locked bathroom door because he mistook her for an intruder.

Prosecutors insist that he deliberately killed her after an argument. He faces a further test on November 3 when prosecutors appeal to South Africa’s Supreme Court for a murder conviction and a tougher sentence.

Pistorius was initially due to be freed in August, but intervention by the minister of justice led to a series of delays before today’s parole board decision.

However, he still faces an appeal in the Supreme Court next month, which if successful, will upgrade his charge to murder and see him re-jailed for a minimum of 15 years.

A spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services said the parole board ‘approved the placement of offender Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from 20 October 2015’.

‘The parole board considered all submissions, including the offender’s profile report, the directives of the Parole Review Board and the submission of the victim’s family.’

Under South African law, an offender sentenced to five years or less in jail can be released after serving one-sixth – in Pistorius’ case 10 months.

The spokeswoman for Barry and June Steenkamp confirmed they had received a call from the parole board notifying them of their decision to released Pistorius.

‘We were not surprised to hear their decision, we had been expecting that,’ she said.

The Steenkamps had expressed their objection to the idea that their daughter’s killer should be freed only ten months after he was jailed, prior to a the announcement in June that Pistorius was due to be moved to ‘correctional supervision’ in August.

Pistorius, nicknamed the Blade Runner, rose to fame as a sprinter with prosthetic legs. Here he is pictured winning gold in the men’s 400m final at the 2012 London Paralympics

In a trial that made headlines around the world, Pistorius was jailed last year for killing Steenkamp, a model and law graduate.

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  1. ‘Agere’ has finally come out. I pity Reeva. This is to show that it is not every man that knocks your door that you open for in the name of looking for a suitor. Some men are nothing but “death trap”, if only you will be calm, cool and calculated, you will run 440 when they ever look at you talkless of giving them any attention to toast. He first battered a girl’s head with a cricket, after, the girl ran to a toilet, he then cocked his gun and finished her inside there. Does it mean he has not shown this sign of brutal attitude all the while they were dating or how? Well, the worst is that the dating was just about 3 – 5 months and a whole lots of work put together in a lady by her and her parent came to an abrupt end just like that. When a life is cut short in this cruel manner, I am always touched because I am really passionate about life. It doesn’t worth it when it is just wasted anyhow.