Oscar Pistorius Receives Hospital Treatment For “Minor” Wrist Injuries

Former Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has received hospital treatment for injuries sustained in jail, where he is currently serving a six-year sentence for the 2013 murder of his former partner Reeva Steenkamp.

Authorities at the South African correctional facility have declined to detail the injuries Pistorius sustained due to medical privacy considerations, only saying he received “minor” wrist injuries after falling out of bed.

Local media sources have cited security guards at Pretoria’s Kalafong Hospital, who corroborated the claim he had wounds on his wrists which doctors were attending to. The same report claims warders uncovered blades in Pistorius’ cell during a subsequent search.

A police media contact said they couldn’t confirm those reports, and they claim the suggestion the injuries were self-inflicted amounts to nothing more than “speculation.”
Following his treatment, the 29-year-old was returned to the correctional facility.

Last month, Pistorius was handed the sentence amid a massive public outcry. Despite South African authorities tending towards a 15-year terms for murder cases, judge Thokozile Masipa ruled Pistorius’ circumstances necessitated a more lenient sentence.

Pistorius may be eligible for conditional release in 2019.

Source: The Australian / BBC.
Photo: Pool / Getty. 

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