Oscar Pistorius ‘to Be Released in August’ as Appeal Date is Set for November

South Africa’s supreme court of appeal has set a November date for prosecutors to appeal against Oscar Pistorius’s acquittal on a murder charge for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, with the athlete set to be released on parole “by the end of August”. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide, similar to manslaughter, and sentenced to five years in prison last year for killing Steenkamp in 2013. Prosecutors appealed, saying the double-amputee Olympic athlete should have been found guilty of murder. Meanwhile, a family member has revealed that Pistorius will be released in August having served just 10 months of his sentence.