Oscar Pistorius will be released on August 21st, after spending only ten months of the 5-year sentence in prison for the manslaughter of his girlfriend in February 2013, reports The Independent.
Oscar Pistorius will be released next week from the prison in Pretoria where he is now incarcerated after being convicted of “murdering” his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp, says The Independent. His sentence has been reduced for good behavior. If he is indeed released, he will only serve 10 months of the five years of his sentence for manslaughter.
The paralympian shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the night of Valentine’s Day in 2013, shooting four times with a large caliber weapon on the door of the bathroom where she was. He pleaded not guilty to murder and maintained that he shot her by accident, mistaking her for a burglar.
“A person convicted of a crime must be held accountable,” commented the parents of the young model.
South African prison services two months ago have already mentioned a release for August 21st, just one sixth of Oscar Pistorius’ sentence. But it’s not yet over for the six-time Paralympic champion since the trial during which he was convicted will be reviewed on appeal in November at the request of the South African prosecutor, who is requesting a heavier sentence.
No details were given on where Oscar Pistorius will be, but he might remain under house arrest at his uncle’s. However, it will be difficult for him to resume his career since his travels will be strictly supervised.