Oscar Pistorius Released

Will serve remainder of sentence under house arrest
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2015 5:17 PM CDT
Oscar Pistorius Released
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 file photo Oscar Pistorius sits in the high court for the fourth day of sentencing in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is expected to be released Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 under house arrest.    (Alon Skuy)

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 a South African parole board last week said he could serve the remaining four years of his sentence under house arrest and "correctional supervision." As the AP reported last week, Pistorius was acquitted of murder, but prosecutors appealed and if he is ultimately convicted of murder, Pistorius faces 15 years behind bars. (More Oscar Pistorius stories.)

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