No parole for Oscar Pistorius

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By Euronews
No parole for Oscar Pistorius

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will not be released from prison on Friday.

He was expected to be transfered into house arrest after serving ten months of a five-year sentence.

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.

Pistorius was jailed for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Today (August 19) would have been her 32nd birthday.

Steenkamp’s family held a quiet memorial on the beach where her ashes were scattered.

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.