Oscar Pistorius Due For Probation In August

Oscar PistoriusOlympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, will be released on probation on August 21 after a recommendation from South Africa’s correctional services department.

The Paralympian was jailed for five years in 2014 for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Under South African law he is eligible for release under “correctional supervision” having served a sixth of his sentence.

South African Commissioner of Correctional Services, Zach Modise, told news men that the case management committee at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria, where Pistorius is being held, made the recommendation last week.

Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door at his Pretoria home, believing she was an intruder, he told his trial.

Meanwhile, a state appeal against his acquittal on murder charges is due in November. A Johannesburg court blocked his legal team’s attempts to stop the prosecutors’ appeal in March.

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