JOHANNESBURG, November 24 (Reuters) – South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, convicted of the murder of his partner Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013, will be released on parole from 5 January, South African prison authorities announced on Friday.
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced in 2014 to five years in prison for manslaughter, then convicted of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp in 2015 after an appeal by the public prosecutor, then sentenced to six years in prison in 2016, less than half of the fifteen years of imprisonment required by prosecutors.
The Supreme Court increased this sentence to thirteen years and five months’ imprisonment in 2017, calling the first sentence excessively lenient.
(Bhargav Acharya; Jean-Stéphane Brosse for the French version, edited by Blandine Hénault)
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