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Oscar Pistorius Released On Parole, Put Under House Arrest

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| October 20 , 2015 , 08:35 IST
South African jailed athlete, Oscar Pistorius (28), was released on parole on Monday, just short of a year into his five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The 'Blade Runner' and Paralympic gold medallist to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest, and still has to face an appeal by prosecutors who argue that he should have been convicted of murder rather than culpable homicide. Pistorius was granted parole following several delays to his original release date after he had served one-sixth of his five-year sentence for shooting dead Steenkemp, a model and law graduate. Steenkamp's family have said they are unhappy with Pistorius's sentence and questioned the verdict in public in August. Pistorius had been due to be released on Tuesday but was released on parole earlier amid an attempt to avoid media coverage. Pistorius was taken to the house of his uncle, Arnold Pistorius, in Waterkloof, an upmarket Pretoria suburb.