Oscar Pistorius finally released from prison

Former Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius was released from prison on Friday, nearly 11 years after murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

South Africa’s correctional services department confirmed he had been released and is now at home.

Pistorius – dubbed “Blade Runner” for his carbon-fibre prosthetic legs – shot 29-year-old model Steenkamp dead through a locked bathroom door on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

He has repeatedly said he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired four shots into the bathroom at his Pretoria home, and he launched multiple appeals against his conviction on that basis.

Pistorius, now 37, has spent about eight and a half years in jail as well as seven months under home arrest before he was sentenced for murder. A parole board in November decided he could be freed after completing more than half his sentence.

He will live under strict conditions until his sentence expires in 2029.

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