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No parole for Oscar Pistorius

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By Euronews
No parole for Oscar Pistorius

<p>South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday. </p> <p>He was expected to be transfered into house arrest after serving ten months of a five-year sentence.</p> <p>Under South African law parole may be considered after serving one sixth of his term, but as Pistorius has not, there is no legal basis for his release. </p> <p>Pistorius was jailed for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013. </p> <p>Today (August 19) would have been her 32nd birthday. </p> <p>Steenkamp’s family held a quiet memorial on the beach where her ashes were scattered.</p> <p>Pistorius faces a Supreme Court appeal in November, when prosecuters will ask judges to overturn the initial trial verdict, the equivalent of manslaughter, and convict him of murder.</p>