CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – The Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder of the model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Reeva Steenkamp, 30, has been dating Oscar Pistorius, 26, for 2 months and she got shot today four times in the head, chest and arm.
Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole from prison on August 21 after just 10 months in jail for shooting dead his girlfriend.
The proposed release date has provoked an angry reaction from the parents of model and television presenter Reeva Steenkamp, 29, who Pistorius shot on Valentine's Day in 2013.
Pistorius, a role model around the world after competing in the Paralympics and Olympics, claimed he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder, firing four shots through a locked bathroom door. "Incarceration of 10 months for taking a life is simply not enough," her parents June and Barry Steenkamp said in a statement released online."We fear that this will not send out the proper message and serve as the deterrent it should."The statement added that the family had "forgiven" Pistorius and did "not seek to avenge" their daughter's death. (AAP) Pistorius, 28, was found guilty last year of culpable homicide - a charge akin to manslaughter - and sentenced to five years in prison for shooting Steenkamp."He has been recommended for correctional supervision on August 21," Zach Modise, commissioner of the correctional services, told AFP."Normally, this will mean house arrest with one hour of free time each day.
As he progresses, we will relax these conditions." The correctional services' recommendation will now await final confirmation from the parole board, which is due to issue its decision this week.
State prosecutors are appealing against his conviction for culpable homicide, saying he should have been found guilty of murder.
The appeal hearing was set on Monday for November - three months after Pistorius could be freed."A specific date has not been set yet, but we can confirm that the appeal will happen in November this year," a Supreme Court official, who declined to be named, told AFP.Career news: Are you getting paid what you deserve?Though the accident has been considered murder but the police, also because other incidents of “domestic nature” at his address have been reported in the past.Pistorius will spend the night in jail awaiting the tomorrow 7 am hearing.Yesterday his girlfriend wrote on Twitter: ‘I don’t know nothing.It will be extremely obnoxious and rude to speculate. If anyone makes a statement, it will have to be Oscar. We all pray for guidance and strength for Oscar and the lady’s parents.’advice beauty cake celebrities cook couple diy easy fashion food get the look hair hairdo hairstyle how to ideas ingredients latest look look like love?