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Oscar Pistorius Argues He Is Due a Parole Hearing

He argues in filing he's been eligible for one since February 2021

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius is angling to get out of prison. The former Paralympic gold medalist argues he is eligible for parole, and as the BBC reports, whether that's so isn't exactly black and white. He was originally sentenced to six years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the middle...

Oscar Pistorius Is Up for Parole
Oscar
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Oscar Pistorius Is Up for Parole

Athlete who killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp might meet with her parents in South Africa

(Newser) - The name Oscar Pistorius is once again back in the headlines, this time because he is up for parole. And as the BBC reports, that process might result in him sitting down with the parents of the woman he killed, Reeva Steenkamp. The former South African Olympian fatally shot Steenkamp...

Court Delivers 'End of the Road' to Oscar Pistorius

13-year sentence for murder will stand, court rules

(Newser) - As you'd expect of a former Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius fought hard until the end—though without the result he wanted. A March 28 ruling by South Africa's Supreme Court, released Monday, rejects Pistorius' request to appeal his 13-year jail sentence for the 2013 murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp,...

Oscar Pistorius Injured in Prison Altercation

Said to have gotten in fight with inmate over phone use

(Newser) - Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use, a South African prison spokesman has confirmed. Singabakho Nxumalo of the Department of Correctional Services said Tuesday that Pistorius sustained a minor injury at the Atteridgeville Correctional Centre last week,...

Pistorius Prison Sentence More Than Doubled

Court gives him 13 years, 5 months for murder

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes,...

State Wants Pistorius to Serve More Time in Prison

Appeal will be heard Nov. 3

(Newser) - South African prosecutors wanted Oscar Pistorius to spend 15 years in jail for the 2013 murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A judge ended up sentencing him in July 2016 to just six , and now state prosecutors are appealing in a quest to make his "shockingly low" sentence less so....

Oscar Pistorius Hospitalized
Oscar Pistorius
Hospitalized

Oscar Pistorius Hospitalized

The jailed Olympian was possibly suffering 'chest pains'

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius—the former Olympian currently in prison for the murder of his girlfriend—was hospitalized Thursday, with prison personnel initially worried he was showing the symptoms of a heart attack, USA Today reports. While South Africa's Correctional Services stated Pistorius was hospitalized with a possible heart condition, a...

An Appeal in Pistorius Case —but Not From Pistorius

Prosecutors say sentence was 'shockingly' lenient, want more jail time than 6 years

(Newser) - South African prosecutors announced their intention to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence for murder on Thursday, calling it "shockingly" lenient and a decision that could bring the country's justice system into "disrepute," the AP reports. The announcement prolongs the 3.5-year legal saga of...

Pistorius Gets 6 Years for Murder

Judge goes easy on 'fallen hero'

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp , with the judge who decided the punishment calling the double-amputee Olympian a "fallen hero." South Africa's minimum sentence for murder is 15 years, but the judge said "substantial and...

Pistorius: Reeva Wouldn't Want Me Jailed for Long

Athlete gives first TV interview since shooting his girlfriend

(Newser) - Reeva Steenkamp wouldn't want Oscar Pistorius behind bars for long—according to Oscar Pistorius. In his first TV interview since killing the model in his Pretoria apartment on Valentine's Day 2013, the 29-year-old former Olympian says he deserves a prison sentence but doesn't want to "waste...

Pistorius Removes Prosthetics in Court to Show 'Vulnerability'

Defense had him walk on stumps to try to get out of long prison sentence

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius tried in vain in March to appeal his conviction before South Africa's highest court in the 2013 murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, and so he made a last-ditch effort Wednesday to avoid a lengthy prison sentence: He took off his artificial legs, Reuters reports. Pistorius lawyer Barry...

Court Rejects Pistorius Appeal of Murder Conviction

He faces up to 15 years at sentencing

(Newser) - South Africa's highest court has dismissed Oscar Pistorius' appeal of his murder conviction . The ruling by the Constitutional Court on Thursday clears the way for a judge to sentence the former track star for murder at a hearing scheduled for April 18. "We'll proceed to the sentencing,...

Pistorius Granted Bail of $692
 Pistorius Granted Bail of $692 

Pistorius Granted Bail of $692

He plans to appeal murder conviction

(Newser) - A South African judge has granted bail to Oscar Pistorius, pending sentencing for his murder conviction. The country's Supreme Court of Appeal convicted him on Thursday of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, overturning a lower court's conviction of the lesser crime of manslaughter. Judge Aubrey Ledwaba of...

Pistorius Guilty of Murder
 Pistorius Guilty of Murder 

Pistorius Guilty of Murder

Appeals court chucks manslaughter conviction

(Newser) - A South African appeals court has convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, overturning a lower court's conviction of the double-amputee Olympian on the lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting his girlfriend to death in 2013. Justice Lorimer Leach of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered the ruling by the five-judge...

Oscar Pistorius Released
 Oscar Pistorius 
 Released 

Oscar Pistorius Released

Will serve remainder of sentence under house arrest

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison and is now under house arrest, CNN reports. The Olympic runner had been in prison in South Africa since October of last year; he was sentenced to five years for culpable homicide in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. But...

Pistorius Will Be Out in 5 Days

He'll serve 4 years of house arrest, says parole board

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius will leave prison after serving about a year for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African parole board has ruled that the athlete should be moved to house arrest on Tuesday, reports the BBC . Sentenced to five years for culpable homicide, or manslaughter, Pistorius was...

Early Release for Pistorius Blocked

South Africa justice minister says decision to let him out was 'premature'

(Newser) - Looks like Oscar Pistorius may have a slight delay before he gets to chillax in mansion prison . The Paralympian's early release tomorrow has been blocked by Michael Masutha, South Africa's justice minister, who says that while the country's law dictates releasing inmates after they've served one-sixth...

Next Stop for Pistorius: 'Mansion Arrest'

He moves from prison to uncle's house this week

(Newser) - After serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius is about to start doing time in his uncle Arnold's house, which Reuters reports has "more than a dozen bedrooms, a private gym, outdoor swimming pool, and landscaped garden." Prisons are overcrowded...

Pistorius Will Likely Walk Free After 10 Months

Paralympian expected to be let out Aug. 21 for 'good behavior'

(Newser) - Oscar Pistorius is "so desperate to get his life back on track" that he already has a plan to work with disadvantaged youth when he gets out of prison, the Daily Mirror reports. Which could be soon: The South African commissioner of correctional services says the Paralympian will likely...

Prosecution Will Seek Pistorius Murder Conviction

Judge allows appeal of verdict but not sentence

(Newser) - South African prosecutors can appeal Oscar Pistorius' acquittal on murder charges for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a judge ruled today. Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the ruling in a Pretoria court, saying she was satisfied that chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel had raised "questions of law" that should be reviewed by...

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