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South African Athlete Oscar Pistorius Released from Prison

PRETORIA, South Africa — Officials say South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison on parole and is now at home.

The Department of Corrections gave no more details of Pistorius’ release.

The announcement came at around 8:30 a.m., indicating officials released the world-famous double-amputee Olympic runner in the early hours. Pistorius has served nearly nine years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013. He’d been sentenced to 13 years and five months.

He was approved for parole in November. Serious offenders in South Africa are eligible for parole after serving at least half their sentence.

Steenkamp’s mother, June Steenkamp, said details ⇒

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