Photo: Oscar Pistorius at trial in 2014.

Disgraced Paralympic athlete and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been granted parole by the South African criminal justice system. Pistorius was jailed in 2016 for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp in Valentine’s Day  in 2014 in his Pretoria home. Pistorius claimed he accidentally shot Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door because he mistook her for a criminal. Evidence in the trial proved Steenkamp was a victim of domestic abuse by the celebrated athlete known as “The Blade Runner” and he was convicted of “culpable homicide” and reckless endangerment following the trial. Pistorius was sentenced to 8 years in prison. Check out Sky News‘ report on Pistorius’ release from prison:

Pistorius will be released in time for the New Year.

To read The Burton Wire‘s coverage of Pistorius’ trial, click here.

This article was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on social media @Ntellectual.

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