Oscar Pistorius allowed to leave prison to attend funeral of his grandmother

Oscar Pistorius allowed to leave prison to attend funeral of his grandmother
Oscar Pistorius allowed to leave prison to attend funeral of his grandmother
Behind the bars for many months, the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has just been allowed to leave his prison to attend the funeral of his grandmother, Joyce Bekker.

Oscar Pistorius will soon be released from prison. Condemned for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Stennkamp, ​​the ex-Paralympic athlete will only receive a few hours on probation. The prison authorities in South Africa allowed the prisoner to attend the funeral of his maternal grandmother, Joyce Bekker, who died at the beginning of the week at the age of 93. ” Devastated ” by the news according to the local press, Oscar Pistorius will go to these funerals with guards supposed to make sure he does not jump to the prison system.

In October last year, the South African former star has already been allowed to briefly leave the Atteridgeville Prison to attend another funeral, that of her paternal grandmother, Gerti Pistorius. Since the beginning of his incarceration, the athlete has lost two members of his immediate family. Recall that the top athlete both legs amputated was convicted of murder in February 2013, his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp . Once convicted of manslaughter, he was retried and this time convicted of murder. The sentence, pronounced last year, earned him six years of imprisonment . Oscar Pistorius will be able to try, To obtain parole in two years unless prosecutor Gerrie Nel succeeds in raising the sentence as he has announced. In normal times, a person convicted of murder in South Africa is sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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