Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Oscar Pistorius Now For House Arrest After 10 Months In Prison

Oscar Pistorius is seen with girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp one week before fatally shooting her.

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will soon move to house arrest, after serving just 10 months in prison for fatally shooting his girlfriend two years ago. The sprint runner will move Friday from the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria, South Africa, to his uncle’s mansion in an affluent suburb of the city.

After his release, he will not have to wear an electronic monitoring device and will likely be allowed to leave the house for mandatory work and important family events.

Under South African law, he was eligible for release 10 months into his five-year sentence if he behaved well behind bars. But he will not be able to race again until the entirety of his sentence is up.

Pistorius , 28, was convicted last year of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. He was acquitted of a murder charge after arguing he mistook his lover for an intruder and shot her four times through a closed door.

Just 10months? No wonder a lot of killing happens in South Africa.

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