Former South African athlete, Oscar Pistorius has been denied parole over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp 10 years ago.
The lawyer of Reeva’s parents confirmed the denial of the parole, as he was formerly considered to be given parole after serving more than half of his 13-year sentence, but the parents opposed.
“I can confirm that the parole board has made the decision, parole has been denied and they will be convening in a year’s time to consider Oscar Pistorius for parole again,” Lawyer Tania Koen told CNN.
“While we welcome today’s decision, today is not a cause for celebration. We miss Reeva terribly and will do so for the rest of our lives. We believe in justice and hope that it continues to prevail,” the parents said in a statement via their lawyer.
The former Olympic sprinter shot his partner four times through the bathroom door of his house in 2013, denying that he killed her in a fit of anger and saying instead he had mistaken her for an intruder.
Koen said Pistorius has told “various versions” of what happened and has “never clarified” why he shot the “final shot” which killed Steenkamp