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''Blade Runner'' granted parole after serving half his murder sentence

Oscar Pistorius set for release amid controversy

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Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner," has been granted parole after serving half of his sentence for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The decision, announced in Pretoria, cited a "positive support system" and potential rehabilitation programs.

Pistorius, a double amputee sprinter, claimed he mistakenly shot Steenkamp, leading to a high-profile trial in 2014. Despite skepticism from Steenkamp's family, Pistorius is set to be released on January 5, 2024.

Having not completed his 13-year, five-month sentence, Pistorius may face electronic monitoring and travel restrictions within Gauteng Province, including Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The case, highlighting gender-based violence, continues to resonate globally.

Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp pictured before her death.

[Source: NBC News]

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