SHAMED Paralympian Oscar Pestorius was discovered responsible in 2015 of capturing lifeless his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp two years earlier on Valentine’s Day.
He was initially discovered responsible of “culpable murder” however South Africa’s Supreme Courtroom later overturned that ruling and located him responsible of homicide.
Oscar Pistorius was initially discovered responsible of ‘culpable murder’ however that verdict was later modified to homicide by South Africa’s Supreme CourtroomCredit score: AP:Related Press
The place is Oscar Pistorius now?
When he was initially sentenced to 5 years he was positioned in Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru prison.
In October 2015, Pistorius was released after just a year in jail.
He was ordered to serve the remainder of his sentence beneath home arrest at his uncle Arnold’s house in Pretoria.
Two months later the Supreme Courtroom overturned Pistorius’ manslaughter conviction, discovering him responsible of homicide.
He was handed six years in prison within the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II jail in Pretoria for Reeva’s homicide.
Then in October 2016, Pistorius was allowed to move to cushy Atteridgeville prison surrounded by acres of lush gardens and timber.
On November 24, 2017, the previous athlete had his sentence increased to 15 years, that means he had 13 years and 5 months left to serve.
Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp at an awards ceremony in South Africa in 2012Credit score: Getty – Contributor
Is Oscar Pistorius nonetheless in jail?
Pistorius continues to be behind bars.
Reviews recommend he has turn out to be one thing of a non secular chief whereas serving time and teaches fellow inmates concerning the Bible.
Dad Henke Pistorius informed The Times: “I’ve little question that Oscar has modified the surroundings within the jail for the higher, he’s serving to to mediate between individuals and is having a constructive affect.
“He can really feel he’s making a distinction to others who actually wanted a distinction to be made — to present their lives that means, goal and a few hope.
“Consequently, issues have additionally improved for him.”
Pistorius might not be launched till 2030Credit score: Reuters
When may he be launched?
In November, 2017, Pistorius had his homicide sentence doubled to 13 years and 5 months that means he might not be released until 2030.
Studying out the court docket’s resolution, the decide mentioned: “The sentence imposed… in respect of homicide is put aside and substituted with the next: the respondent is sentenced to imprisonment for a interval of 13 years and 5 months.”
The family of murdered model Reeva Steenkamp welcomed the elevated sentence and mentioned it confirmed that justice may prevail in South Africa.
Pistorius might be eligible for parole in 2023.