PODCAST: Crime author Lisa Wilson talks about Oscar Pistorius latest verdict and meeting Reeva’s parents
Crime author Lisa Wilson discusses her recent trip to South Africa. She was present in court when Oscar Pistorius’s coviction was upgraded to murder. She and her co-author Nick van der Leek also met with Reeva Steenkamp’s parents.
Lisa talks about all of this as well as being attacked by a swarm of bees and having her car break down within feet of a pride of lions!
South Africa’s top appeals court has upgraded Oscar Pistorius’s conviction from ‘culpable homicide’ or manslaughter to murder today for the death of Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. In October 2014 Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to five years.
It is being reported on October 20, 2015 that Oscar Pistorius is scheduled to be released from prison next Tuesday. He will begin house arrest on October 20, 2015. A South African parole board decided to release Pistorius one year into his five year sentence for murdering Reeva Steenkamp.
It is being reported on August 27, 2015 that the South African parole board which decides when Oscar Pistorius can be released, will meet to decide on September 18, 2015.
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.