Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic athlete who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend Reva Steenkamp last year, was scheduled for an early release this Friday, August 21, 2015. However, his liberation is now off now as Justice Minister Michael Masutha reconsiders the early exit.
Oscar Pistorius the double-amputee Olympic runner who was found guilty of manslaughter in October 2014 will be released from prison this Friday to live under house arrest in his uncle’s mansion.
“Oscar Pistorius, the disabled track star who once commanded stellar heights of international competition at the Paralympic and Olympic Games, was found guilty on Friday of culpable homicide, equivalent to manslaughter, after being acquitted of murder charges for killing his girlfriend.”
It is being reported today in the news that Oscar Pistorius has been given a lenient sentence of manslaughter or ‘culpable homicide’ in a South African court for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He murdered her on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013. Pistorius claims that he thought she was an intruder as he fired multiple shots into the bathroom where she hid.