House arrest Oscar Pistorius released from prison

The 28-year-old double amputee was sentenced in October 2014 to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, after a trial that attracted global headlines.

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Oscar Pistorius was released from prison in South Africa Monday and placed under house arrest, Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela said.

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The former Olympic athlete had been in prison since October last year, when a judge sentenced him to five years for culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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Pistorius shot the model and law school graduate on Valentine's Day 2013. He has said he mistook her for an intruder.

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Last week a  South African parole board said it had approved his placement under house arrest and correctional supervision for four years.

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