Oscar Pistorius, Paralympian convicted of murder, to be released on parole

November 27, 2023

Oscar Pistorius, a South African Paralympian, is set to be released from jail on parole nearly 11 years after fatally shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

A parole board found Friday that Pistorius, 37, had completed the minimum detention requirement — half of his 13-year sentence — to make him parole-eligible under South African law.

His release date is set for Jan. 5, 2024. npr