Blade Runner Wiki – Blade Runner Biography

Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee Olympic star known worldwide as the Blade Runner was sentenced to 13 years and five months in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Former Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who has been in jail since 2013 for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, may soon walk free after serving only half of his 13-year sentence, according to multiple reports from press. “The parole board has informed us that the hearing will take place on March 31, 2023,” his lawyer, Julian Knight, told AFP. “It’s an internal process.”

On Valentine’s Day 2013, the double amputee Olympic star, now 36, known worldwide as the “Blade Runner,” shot dead Steenkamp, 29, a model and law graduate, through the locked door. of a bath in his Pretoria. South Africa, home, reported PEOPLE. Pistorius admitted to shooting Steenkamp four times during her trial, but pleaded not guilty, saying he mistook her for an intruder.

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Blade Runner sentenced to 13 years for killing girlfriend

Although Pistorius was initially convicted of manslaughter in 2014 and served a year in prison, prosecutors in a higher court appealed and he was found guilty of murder in 2015, raising his sentence to six years. Ultimately, he was sentenced in 2017 to a total of 13 years and five months behind bars after prosecutors called for a harsher sentence. According to AFP, all South African prisoners are eligible for parole after serving a certain part of their sentence. This means that Steenkamp’s parents will not be able to appeal the decision.

As part of the country’s parole process, Pistorius spoke to Steenkamp’s father, Barry, last year in prison, asking for his forgiveness, the New York Post reports. Prosecutors reportedly said in 2014 that Pistorius even offered the Steenkamp family $34,000 after the murder, but they refused, calling it “blood money.” When asked about the possibility of Pistorius being released, Barry said, “If he should get parole, let the law take its course, as long as everything is done legally,” according to CNN. “I’m not against parole taking its course.”

Tania Koen, an attorney representing Steenkamp’s parents, said they were aware of the upcoming parole hearing. “We also noted that Pistorius, like any criminal, is entitled to parole after serving a certain part of his sentence,” Koen said, according to Times Live. “That is all we can say on the matter.” The athlete made history in 2012 as the first Paralympic athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.Read More…..


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