His is one of the most talked about murder cases in South Africa. And even though it’s been a decade since he murdered his girlfriend, the case of Oscar Pistorius is still as pronounced and still of great public interest, with tweeps for and against his release after serving half his sentence.
The Paralympian fought very hard to be granted parole but there were forces against him getting paroled, forces that wanted him to rot in the slammer.
But he has since scored a small victory of sorts as the South African Constitutional Court ruled that he should have been released in March this year, having served half his sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
He was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend at their Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day in 2013. He had reportedly fired multiple shots at her through the bathroom door, killing her there.
He would claim later that he thought a home invader was in there and that made him pull the trigger. He pointed out that the home had been broken into previously. His claims were, however, dismissed because he heard her screams but still continued discharging his pistol.
By the way, Tania Koen, who represented Reeva Steenkamp’s parents, agreed that Oscar was eligible for parole in March.