Oscar Pistorius is to remain in jail and not be put under house arrest, a review board has decided.
This comes after South Africa’s Department of Corrections said his case should be reconsidered following legal proceedings that led to Pistorious’ conviction that he shot Reeva Steenkamp, a model and his girlfriend at the time.
The independent review board cancelled Pistorious’ early release, and said in a statement that he should undergo “psychotherapy“ as part of any parole conditions.
Brian Webber, Pistorius’ lawyer, said that he was aware of the parole board’s decision but had no further details. Last year, a court handed Pistorius a five-year prison sentence after he shot Ms Steenkamp multiple times through a bathroom door at his home on Valentines’ Day 2013.
Pistorius has served 10 months of his sentence, making him eligible to be moved to house arrest.
The athlete was cleared to leave Kgosi Mampuru II prison in the city of Pretoria on 21 August. However, South Africa’s justice minister later suspended the decision and ordered a review.
It is likely that Pistorius will now remain in prison until 3 November, when prosecutors attempting to upgrade his conviction from culpable homicide to murder will launch their appeal to the Supreme Court.
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