Convicted Pistorius set to be placed under house arrest next week

Johannesburg, Oct.15 (ANI): Convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius is set to be released on parole and put under house arrest from Tuesday after serving a year in prison for killing his girlfriend,

South African authorities have said.

The double amputee athlete was sentenced to a five-year jail in 2014 after being found guilty of culpable homicide of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

According to Reuters, the department of correctional services said that Pistorius would be required to undergo psychotherapy and would also be subjected to firearms prohibitions.

Meanwhile, prosecutors are calling on a panel of judges at the country’s Supreme Court to overrule a decision by another judge to acquit Pistorius of murder charges. A state appeal against Pistorius’ murder acquittal will be heard in November.

If prosecutors succeed in their appeal against the culpable homicide conviction in the Supreme Court of Appeal and have it upgraded to murder, Pistorius would face a minimum of 15 years in jail. (ANI)

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