Reeva Steenkamp parents condemn decision to free Oscar Pistorius on parole http://t.co/6z4Z6egUVY— Guardian news (@guardiannews) June 8, 2015
-Last year, Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide for shooting Reeva Steenkamp several times through a closed bathroom door in his home and sentenced to 5 years in prison.
-Under South African law, he's eligible for release under "correctional supervision" (i.e. house arrest) after serving one-sixth of his sentence in custody. The parole board will recommend that he be released on August 21st, 10 months to the day since his sentencing, meaning he will have served the minimum amount of jail time his sentence required.
-The parole board's recommendation is "highly unlikely" to be opposed.
-One bit of good news: it was also announced that in November, the case will go in front of South Africa's Supreme Court Of Appeal. Prosecutors appealed the trial judge's decision to find Pistorius guilty of the lesser charge of culpable homicide, saying he should have been convicted of murder.