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Oscar Pistorius released on parole 11 years after murdering Reeva Steenkamp

Jan 5, 2024

Oscar Pistorius was released on parole Friday, almost 11 years after the former South African Paralympic star killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Steenkamp's mother, June, released a statement on Friday saying she hoped to live "in peace" now that Pistorius is free.

On Feb. 14, 2013, Pistorius shot the 29-year-old Steenkamp four times through a bathroom door. After being accused of murdering her in anger, Pistorius claimed he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder. A year later he was convicted of manslaughter, which was ultimately upgraded to murder.

In 2017, Pistorius' sentence was increased from five years to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal. He was allowed house arrest in 2015 during a brief hearing for one of the many appeals in his case. He was imprisoned again afterward.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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