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Social Media Reacts to the Possibility of Oscar Pistorius Being Eligible for Parole

Social Media Reacts to the Possibility of Oscar Pistorius Being Eligible for Parole. This definitely a big day for Oscar Pistorius. If things go well for him today, he could be out of prison and a free man.

The former Paralympic star was jailed in 2014 for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. He was initially jailed for five years in for culpable homicide by a high court but the supreme court of appeal in late 2015 found him guilty of murder after an appeal by prosecutors. Pistorius was sent back to jail for six years in 2016 after a high court sentence, but the following year, the supreme court more than doubled his murder sentence to 13 years and five months.

Pistorius has another chance for an early release at a parole hearing today. This comes after serving only 9 years of his 13 years and 5 months sentence. A parole board would consider his case to decide whether the inmate is suitable or not for social reintegration. The hearing would take place in the Atteridgeville correctional centre near the capital, Pretoria, but no further information has been shared. It is also alleged that Reeva’s mother will not oppose his freedom bid.

Back in March, Pistorius was denied parole after it was ruled that he had not completed the minimum detention period required to be considered for parole.

As expected, the current developments in the Pistorius case has made the man trend. He is making headlines on both the mainstream media and social media. Check out what some netizens have to say from the following tweets below;

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