Oscar Pistorius looking to be released in three months' time

By Drum Digital
11 May 2015

Oscar Pistorius is looking to be released from prison in August after being sentenced in October last year.

Paralympian and convicted gun slinger, Oscar Pistorius is looking to be released from prison in August after only being sentenced in October last year.

MSN news reports that Pistorius' lawyer, Rohan Kruger, has revealed that he will be eligible for release after serving ten months in prison as per the South African law.

Kruger also went on to reveal that Pistorius is interested in working with children as a mentor or coach once he has been released from prison.

Pistorius could still face more jail time as Judge Thokozile Masipa has allowed the state to appeal the verdict given to the paralmpian for shooting and killing his girlfriend at the time, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

If Pistorius is released, he will serve ten months of parole but there will be strict conditions which his lawyer maintains, the gold-medalist will obey such as going to church, not drinking and doing drugs, adding that “he’ll have a psychological programme and "an anger management course”.

“They will set the parameters and he will keep to them,” Kruger said.

Pistorius is said to be spending 23 hours in the isolation wing and spends most of his time "reading the bible and praying in his cell."

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