Oscar Pistorius will know in a month if he is eligible for parole

Convicted South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, who killed his girlfriend 10 years ago, will know in a month if he is eligible for parole.

Pistorius, now 36, killed his then partner Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of valentine’s day 2013 by shooting four times through the bathroom door of his ultra-secure Pretoria home.

The former athlete, an amputee below both knees, has always denied killing Steenkamp in a fit of rage, claiming he mistook her for a burglar.

The sprinter, known around the world as “blade runner” because of his carbon fiber prostheses, was sentenced to 13 years in prison, however in Africa inmates are automatically eligible for parole after serving half their sentence. 

The hearing is scheduled to take place on March 31…….the decision is usually known on the day of the hearing or a day later.

A year before he killed Steenkamp, Pistorius became a world star when he lined up with able-bodied athletes in the 400 meters at the London Olympics.



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