South African athlete Pistorious to be on house arrest
Oct 15, Capetown:South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, who was jailed for killing his girlfriend, will be freed from prison and will be put on house arrest next Tuesday, according to reports.
Pistorius had been sentenced to five years in prison last year after being found guilty of homicide for reportedly shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a locked door.
Though he has claimed that he thought she was an intruder the prosecution has appealed, asking him to be convicted of murder.
Pistorius, has spent 12 months in jail and will now spend the rest of his sentence under what is termed in South Africa "correctional supervision", the parole board said.
This however, could change if the appeal goes against him on 3 November.
The Oslo Times