Pistorius Will Be Out in 5 Days

He'll serve 4 years of house arrest, says parole board
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2015 8:19 AM CDT
Oscar Pistorius is to be released from jail Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 under house arrest.   (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

(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 initially scheduled for release this past summer before that decision was blocked by the country's justice minister, who said it was made "prematurely." Pistorius will now serve the remainder of his sentence under "correctional supervision," the board says. (But let's just call it mansion arrest.)

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