Oscar Pistorius: Convicted Killer Released From Prison

South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison. (Google Images)

South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison.
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BBC News is reporting South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, 28, has been released from prison nearly one year after he was jailed for killing his girlfriend.

He is expected to spend the remainder of a five-year prison sentence at his uncle’s upmarket home in Pretoria under house arrest.

Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door in 2013 but said he thought she was an intruder.

Ms Steenkamp’s relatives say they think Pistorius is “getting off lightly”.

Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, of his 29-year-old girlfriend in October 2014.

The prosecution appealed the ruling because they believe Pistorius should have been convicted of murder instead of culpable homicide according to the law and sentencing guidelines. A decision is due to be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal on November 3 of this year.

Read more at BBC News.

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