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Oscar Pistorius is out of prison

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Oscar Pistorius leaves the court in Pretoria, South Africa, on the 14th June 2016, following a hearing into the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. (Archive photo)

Agence France-Presse

Former South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was released from prison on Friday morning and is “now at home”, placed on parole almost eleven years after the murder of his partner Reeva Steenkamp, ​​the agency has confirmed. ;He was admitted to the community corrections system and is now home, the administration said in a statement.

We, who are still here, are sentenced to life, said the victim's mother, June Steenkamp, ​​in a written statement.

In the framework From his placement on parole until the end of his sentence in 2029, Oscar Pistorius must notably undergo therapy on anger management and violence against women.

The six-time Paralympic champion amputee of both legs, who became a legend at the 2012 Olympic Games in London by aligning himself with the able-bodied in the 400 meters, was sentenced during his appeal trial in 2017 to 13 years and 5 months of seclusion.

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On the night of February 13 to 14, 2013, it shot dead model Reeva Steenkamp, ​​29, while firing four times through a door of his ultra-secure house in Pretoria.

Blade Runner, as he is nicknamed in reference to his carbon prostheses, always claimed to have believed in the presence of an intruder. The affair excited the world.

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