Oscar Pistorius denied parole

The Department of Correctional Services recently denied Oscar Pistorius parole and said the board would consider it in August 2024.

Pistorius is serving time behind bars for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, he shot and killed in February 2013. The Department of Correctional Services said the parole board found that Pistorius had not served the “minimum detention period” necessary to qualify for release.

 The department said this decision emanated from a 28 March “clarification” about the murder sentence imposed on Pistorius by the Supreme Court of Appeal. Pistorius’ lawyer Julian Knight, told News24 that he would “certainly be taking this decision on review”. 

News24 reported earlier that Reeva’s mother, June, attended the parole hearing at the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre. However, her father, Barry, was too unwell to travel. 

Article first appeared on News24

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