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Oscar Pistorius’ parole review date set, reports say

Oscar Pistorius

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct, 2014 file photo, Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria South Africa. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 that prosecutors can appeal the culpable homicide conviction of Oscar Pistorius, who was acquitted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool, File)


Oscar Pistorius’ possible move from prison to house arrest will be decided as early as Sept. 18 by a parole review board, according to South African media and Agence France-Presse, the latter quoting an anonymous family spokesman.

Pistorius’ release from prison to house arrest on parole was scheduled for last Friday until a South African court official ruled it premature and “without any legal basis” in a statement.

Pistorius was sentenced Oct. 21 to no more than five years in jail after being found guilty of culpable homicide, but not murder, for shooting and killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.

It was reported in October that Pistorius, the first double amputee to run in the Olympics in 2012, could serve 10 months of the sentence in jail and the rest under house arrest.

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