Oscar Pistorius

'Convicted' Pistorius to be released on parole in August

Oscar Pistorius

London, June 9 - Convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison on parole on August 21after serving 10 months for killing his girlfriend, South African prison officials have confirmed.

The double amputee athlete was sentenced to a five-year jail in 2014 after being found guilty of culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

However, Steenkamp's parents believe the imprisonment of 10 months is 'not enough for taking a life', the BBC has reported.

A state appeal against Pistorius' murder acquittal will be heard in November.

Court accepts prosecutors' appeal against Pistorius' 'negligent-killing' verdict

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Wellington, Mar 14 - Disgraced Paralympics athlete Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have failed in their attempt to stop prosecutors from seeking a murder verdict against the double amputee for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day in 2013.

An application by Pistorius' defense lawyers to challenge the appeal by prosecutors, who have appealed the double amputee athlete's negligent killing conviction and want him convicted of the more serious charge of murder for shooting Steenkamp multiple times in a bathroom in his home, was dismissed by Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Pistorius and ex-mafia boss Krejcir are football mates in prison

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London, Mar 12 - Convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been videotaped playing football with a former mafia boss in a Pretoria-based prison.

According to reports, the video showcases Pistorius and Radovan Krejcir taking turns in a penalty shoot-out session in an exercise yard at Kgosi Mampuru prison.

Currently, the double amputee athlete is serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.

Convicted Pistorius living off 'tinned food' over 'fear of being poisoned' by inmates

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London, Mar 07 - Convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been surviving off tinned food after he refused to consume prison food over fear of being poisoned by other inmates.

The double amputee athlete, who is serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013, is consuming a diet of tinned spicy vegetables, which he purchases from the on-site shop at Kgosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria, the Independent reported.

Convicted Pistorius' lawyers step up to fight appeal ruling

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London, Feb 25 - In a bid to challenge prosecutors' arguments that Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder, the Paralympic runner's lawyers have reportedly launched a legal appeal against them.

According to the BBC, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in December that prosecutors could appeal Pistorius' murder conviction charges.

In October, Masipa had convicted Pistorius of the lesser charge of culpable homicide and sentenced him to a five-year prison term, acquitting him of Steenkamp's murder.

Pistorius will be welcomed to compete at 2016 Rio Games if he's declared eligible

Oscar PistoriusWellington, Oct 29 - Convicted Oscar Pistorius would be welcomed by Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organisers to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the double amputee athlete is declared eligible.

Pistorius branded 'pathetic figure' by Reeva's mother in new book

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 26 - Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been branded as a pathetic figure by his deceased girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's mother in her new book.

Reeva's mother June Steenkamp opened up about her daughter's relationship with Pistorius, saying that she was unmoved by a public apology from the man who was trying to save his own skin.

'Trigger-happy' Pistorius would have killed sooner or later, claims Steenkamp's mother

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 25 - Oscar Pistorius' deceased girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's mother has claimed that the Paralympics runner would have shot someone else dead sooner of later.

June Steenkamp has claimed that Pistorius shot Reeva dead in a jealous rage, then finished her off with three more bullets so she couldn't tell the world what really happened.

No special cell prepared for Pistorius ahead of sentencing, say prison authorities

Oscar PistoriusLondon, Oct 21 - South Africa's prison service has reportedly denied allegations that they have a cell prepared for Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius at one of the country's highest security jail ahead of the double amputee's expected sentencing on Tuesday.

SA Jail authorities say have adequate facilities to house 'disabled' prisoners like Pistorius

Oscar PistoriusJohannesburg, Oct 15 : The correctional services department has said that their centres can cater for disabled inmates as they lashed out at claims made during Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius court proceedings that prisons in South Africa were unable to accommodate disabled prisoners.

Departmental spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said that their centres can cater for disabled inmates as they have some currently serving sentences.

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