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Oscar Pistorius due to be released from prison after serving 10 months

Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison on Friday, after serving just 10 months of a five-year sentence for the shooting death of his girlfriend, according to multiple reports. Pistorius, the former Paralympic runner, was convicted of killing Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

Pistorius said he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder and was found guilty of culpable homicide after trial. Pistorius will live in a wealthy suburban house belonging to his uncle Arnold. The manor is rumored to have 24 bedrooms, a pool and a private gym, among other amenities. Instead of house arrest, "it's more like mansion arrest," a local security guard identified only as Christopher told Reuters. Pistorius was found guilty last September of culpable homicide for fatally shooting his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, the night of Valentine's Day 2013.

Pistorius told police he woke up and fired his gun because he thought there was an intruder in his home, but Steenkamp's family argued his actions were not accidental. After an emotional and lengthy trial, the runner was sentenced to five years in prison. He also received a three-year sentence for a separate incident involving a firearm, but that was suspended.

 Pistorius will live in a wealthy suburban house belonging to his uncle Arnold. The manor is rumored to have 24 bedrooms, a pool and a private gym, among other amenities. Instead of house arrest, "it's more like mansion arrest," a local security guard identified only as Christopher told Reuters. Pistorius was found guilty last September of culpable homicide for fatally shooting his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, the night of Valentine's Day 2013.

Pistorius told police he woke up and fired his gun because he thought there was an intruder in his home, but Steenkamp's family argued his actions were not accidental. After an emotional and lengthy trial, the runner was sentenced to five years in prison. He also received a three-year sentence for a separate incident involving a firearm, but that was suspended.

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