Oscar Pistorius Set To Leave South African Prison Tuesday –– Will Serve Remainder Of Homicide Conviction On House Arrest

Oscar Pistorius Prison Release Date
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Oct. 15 2015, Updated 2:22 p.m. ET

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Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to leave Kgosi Mampuru II Prison Tuesday and serve the remainder of his culpable homicide conviction on house arrest, officials said Thursday.

A parole board convened by South Africa's Department of Corrections "approved the placement of offender Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from October 20, 2015," as the Olympian closes in on serving his first of a five-year sentence in the 2013 Valentine's Day shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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The 28-year-old will likely serve his house arrest at his uncle's Pretoria, South Africa home. As condition to his house arrest, he cannot own any firearms, and must have regular visits with a psychotherapist.

Officials were prepared to release the double-amputee athlete Aug. 21, but Justice Minister Michael Masutha blocked it, saying that there was no legal basis for the parole board to make such a determination.

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Prosecutors on Nov. 3 will appeal the "Blade Runner's" acquittal on murder charges in the model-reality star's shocking death; should he be convicted at the appeal, he'll spend at least 15 years in custody.

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