Oscar Pistorius Freed From Prison Early, Placed Under House Arrest

Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius have confirmed that that the athlete is free from South African prison, just 12 months into his five-year sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Earlier today, Brian Webber, a member of the disgraced runner and double amputee’s legal team, told local newspaper The Citizen: “Yes, it is true, he is at home already.”
Pistorius will not return to his home, which has been rented out, but will instead serve out the rest of his sentence under house arrest at his uncle’s mansion in Pretoria.
As part of the conditions of his freedom, Pistorius will be forbidden from owning guns (sensible, TBH) and will be required to see a psychiatrist. He will also be required to meet with Steenkamp’s parents, “if and when they agree.”
The 28-year-old was convicted of culpable homicide last October, after fatally shooting Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day, 2013. He claims he thought she was an intruder, but prosecutors say he shot her in a jealous rage.
Next month, an appeal will be made before South Africa’s Supreme Court to upgrade Pistorius’ charge from culpable homicide to murder, and if convicted as a result, he could face 15 years in prison.
via NY Daily News
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