Pistorius to stay in jail
JOHANNESBURG: Oscar Pistorius will stay in jail after a decision to grant him parole was again delayed Monday, his lawyer told AFP, in a long battle over whether he should be released early from a prison sentence for killing his girlfriend.
South Africa’s parole review board — the final recourse for parole disputes — met on Monday to determine if the Paralympic star, 28, should be allowed out on house arrest. “They’re going to refer the matter back to the (original) parole board,” Brian Webber, a lawyer representing Pistorius, told AFP after the review board meeting.
The double-amputee sprinter was sentenced last year to five years in prison for killing model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013, the culmination of a trial that attracted global headlines.