Pistorius’ release examination conference deferred for 2 weeks

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By GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A second conference to confirm either Oscar Pistorius should be expelled early from jail has been deferred for dual weeks, South Africa’s Department of Correctional Services pronounced Saturday.

The department’s recover examination residence met on Friday to cruise a series of cases though didn’t finish them, it pronounced in a statement. Pistorius’ box was one of those that still contingency be reviewed.

The double-amputee Olympian was primarily authorized to be expelled and changed to residence detain final month. However, South Africa’s probity apportion intervened and systematic a review, observant a recover board’s preference during a conference behind in Jun was premature.

Pistorius, 28, was condemned to 5 years in jail final Oct after being convicted of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for sharpened partner Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Under South African law, he was authorised for recover after portion one-sixth of his judgment in jail — in his box 10 months.

But dual days before his approaching Aug. 21 release, Justice Minister Michael Masutha systematic a examination of Pistorius’ box on a technicality, observant his recover was authorized in Jun and before he had served 10 months.

Pistorius is being hold in a sanatorium wing during a Kgosi Mampuru II jail in executive Pretoria. If he is released, he would expected offer a residue of his five-year judgment underneath residence detain during his uncle’s palace in suburban Pretoria.

Even if he is expelled early from jail, a former star athlete’s justice battles are not over. Prosecutors are appealing his exculpation for murder during a Supreme Court in November, where he will again face a probability of a murder self-assurance and a 15-year jail judgment for sharpened Steenkamp mixed times by a toilet doorway in his home.

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