Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's stalled release appears to have shut the doors for many offenders in a similar situation.
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After delays and state intervention, a parole board will decide if the Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should be released early from prison.
The Oscar Pistorius case demonstrates the influence of money on the country's criminal justice system, critics say.
The timing of the extrajudicial decision to delay the athlete's release was inhuman and degrading.
"How can 10 months be enough?" asked June Steenkamp last week, when her daughter's killer was on the verge of release.
Reeva Steenkamp's parents are adamant Oscar Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter, telling Australian television their life has been ruined.
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Steenkamp's parents are remembering their daughter on what would have been her 32nd birthday, two days before the planned release of Oscar Pistorius.
Pistorius was convicted for what was deemed a tragic accident. In light of the verdict, he has not been subject to special sentencing treatment.
The State is to file its heads of argument in its appeal against convicted Oscar Pistorius at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have condemned a decision to free the Paralympian on parole in August, when he will have served just 10 months in jail.
Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison to serve out the remainder of his five-year sentence under correctional supervision.
Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was nothing new in the counsel's submissions and it would be tantamount to reviewing her own decision.