South African Paralympic sprinter, Oscar Pistorius who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp 10 years ago, has been denied parole in South Africa on Friday, 31st March, 2023.
BBC noted that the prison authorities claimed Pistorius had not served enough time and they would consider the matter again next year.
Meanwhile, Pistorius’ parents have said the decision should not be a reason for celebration as they still hope for justice to be served.
Steenkamp’s mother, June Steenkamp said she doesn’t believe in the apologies of Oscar Pistorius, who had expressed remorse for killing his girlfriend.
Pistorius’ family are demanding clarifications on the parole rules after he was declined on an unexpected technicality.
Pistorius was convicted of manslaughter in 2014 and sentenced to five years. But a higher court overturned the conviction and changed it to murder a year later, increasing his sentence to six years in prison.
The ruling was appealed by prosecutors who claimed the sentence was too lenient. Pistorius’ sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal in 2017.
Story: Christy Dung