Oscar Pistorius to be freed from prison NEXT WEEK

By Sophie Alexander            /

Oscar Pistorius outside court in South Africa

The former Paralympian will serve the rest of his sentence on house arrest, a South African parole board said.

Pistorius, 28, shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door on Valentine’s Day, 2013.He was sentenced to five years in prison in October 2014 for manslaughter in a court case which had the world on the edge of its seat.

The prosecution appealed saying he should be convicted of murder.

SHOT DEAD: Pistorius with girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp who he killed in 2013

Oscar Pistorius with girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

CHANGE OF SCENE: The mansion of Pistorius’s uncle – where he may live out his sentenceOscar Pistorius's uncle's house in Pretoria

It is thought he will be swapping his prison cell on Tuesday for his Uncle Arnold’s luxury three-storey mansion in Waterkloof, Pretoria.

The mansion – with outdoor swimming pool – is a far cry from prison life where Pistorius reportedly lives in .

Pistorius made sporting history when he competed on his prosthetic legs at the 2012 Olympics.

Women’s rights groups were outraged when the possibility of his early release came to light.

They said it would be an insult to victims of abuse and the South African justice minister blocked the move.

 

 

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