Oscar Pistorius house arrest rejected by review board

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A review board has decided that Oscar Pistorius must remain in jail as he is not eligible to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

His lawyer Brian Webber told the AFP news agency that a decision over his early release has been referred back to the parole board.

The Paralympic star was jailed for five years in 2014 for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp. Reeva died when Pistorius blasted four shots through the bathroom door at his Pretoria home on St Valentine’s Day 2013.

Pistorius has been fighting a lengthy battle to be released early from jail. It had been reported that Oscar was due to leave prison in August but remains in prison after Justice Minister Michael Masutha made a last-minute intervention blocking his release.


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