S.Africa Review Board Sets Aside Pistorius Parole Decision: eNCARene Vollgraaff
South Africa’s parole review board set aside the decision to grant Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius release from jail, eNCA reported.
Pistorius, who was sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will remain in jail while the case is referred back to the parole board, the Johannesburg-based news channel said. The board had previously recommended that Pistorius’s sentence be changed to house arrest after 10 months.
Pistorius, the first double amputee to compete at the Olympic Games, shot Steenkamp in his home in Pretoria on Valentine’s Day two years ago. He said he thought she was an intruder.