It’s been just 7 months that Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years in prison for shooting Reeva Steenkamp, but the former paralympic athlete could be a free man by August. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide for the 2013 killing and under South African law he will be eligible for parole after 10 months in jail. His lawyers told the Sunday Times in the UK that he wants to work with children after his release.
Pistorius has also apparently rejected several movie and book deals.
‘He is managing in jail. He’s isolated but hanging in there and praying to keep up his strength.
‘He is keen to become involved in assisting children in whatever opportunity comes up.’
He said that ideally his client would like to guide or mentor youths, adding that Pistorius is struggling to adjust to life in jail.
He said he has still not come to terms with ‘what has happened to him.’
Mr Kruger said once Pistorius is out of jail he will be on parole for 10 months and will undergo an anger management course.” [Mail Online]
Bit late for that.