Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius could be Released from Jail

Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius could be released from prison in South Africa ‘within weeks’ after serving half of his sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in 2013.

A parole board will consider Pistorius’ case on March 31, just over a decade after he fatally shot Ms Steenkamp four times through his bathroom door in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.

Ms Steenkamp’s parents, who oppose the idea of their daughter’s killer’s release, have no power to block it as criminals are automatically eligible for parole after serving half of their sentence.

Pistorius, 36, claimed during his trial that he believed Ms Steenkamp was an intruder, but was eventually found guilty of murder and sentenced to 13 years and five months.

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