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Oscar Pistorius to be released from prison next week

Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison next week
Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison next week

The South African athlete shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but he will be released after serving just a year behind bars.

At a parole hearing today the man known as 'Blade Runner' because of his Paralympic sprinting feats was told he would be released from prison next Tuesday.

The 28-year-old will remain under house arrest.

Pistorius was found guilty in September 2014 of a lesser charge of manslaughter for shooting Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home in 2013.

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