Oscar’s get-out-of-jail-free card expires in November

    Oscar jail free

    In September last year Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on culpable homicide charges after killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

    At the time, many commentators thought he’d gotten off lightly, but never mind five years in jail: today the department of correctional services confirmed that the disgraced athlete will be released on 21 August, after serving one-sixth of his time, to see out the remainder of his sentence under house arrest.

    The Blade Runner isn’t home free yet though – the state’s appeal of his case, set for November, could see him sent back directly to jail.