Oscar Pistorius could be freed from prison due to blunder in earlier parole bids

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By Benedict Tetzlaff-Deas Oscar Pistorius could soon be freed from jail after prosecutors were discovered to have made major errors in the handling of his parole bids. The Olympian and double amputee has been in a South African prison since he was found guilty of murdering model girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013. Pistorius, now 36, claimed he thought she was intruder and the shooting was a tragic mistake. He was convicted of manslaughter, and the verdict was later upgraded to murder, with a sentence of 13 years and five months. Pistorius has since made bids for parole, which h…

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