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Oscar Pistorius Set To Be Released, To Face House Arrest

By Gilbert Alasa.
South Africa’s Department of Corrections has said Olympic runner, Oscar Pistorius, who shot his girlfriend to death on Valentine’s Day in 2013, can leave prison and move to house arrest.
The decision was made by a parole board at the prison where Pistorius has served nearly a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter.  It came after an initial ruling to release the double-amputee athlete in August was cancelled.
[ad id=”187″]Pistorius was acquitted of murder but charged for man slaughter last year shooting death a model /TV star, Reeva Steenkamp. But the prosecutors have appealed that decision and will seek a murder conviction again at South Africa’s Supreme Court on Nov. 3.
However, Pistorius has argued, he thought Reeva was an intruder in his home. Prosecutors said he shot her as she was in a bathroom stall in his Pretoria house during an argument.

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