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“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius Denied Parole 10 Years After Killing Girlfriend

Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, who shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, has been denied parole after serving ten years in prison. Pistorius, a Paralympic champion and the first amputee to compete in a track event against able-bodied athletes, claimed he had mistaken Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired four shots through a bathroom door in his Pretoria home. However, the prosecution argued that he had intentionally killed her after a heated argument.

After a highly publicized trial, Pistorius was initially found guilty of culpable homicide, but the verdict was upgraded to murder on appeal. He was sentenced to 6 years in prison, which was later increased to 13 years.

The Steenkamp family has consistently maintained that they do not believe Pistorius’ version of events and that he has not shown enough remorse or rehabilitation. Pistorius has denied intending to harm Steenkamp, but the court’s decision to upgrade his charge to murder indicates that the judges believed he had acted with intent.

The news of Pistorius’ denial of parole after a decade in prison has brought relief to the Steenkamp family. However, they have also expressed that this is not a cause for celebration, as they continue to mourn the loss of their daughter.

Pistorius’ case has sparked discussions around gun ownership and domestic violence, as well as the treatment of disabled individuals in the justice system. The impact of this case on South African society and the world is likely to be felt for years to come.

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