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Oscar Pistorius to receive new privileges in prison/ The Telegraph

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This article was originally posted on The Telegraph ( link below)

By Erin Conway-Smith, Johannesburg
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/oscar-pistorius/11416666/Oscar-Pistorius-to-receive-new-privileges-in-prison.html

Oscar Pistorius has been given new privileges in prison, including the right to wear jewellery, own a radio and have physical contact with visitors, as the double amputee sprinter serves a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend.
Pistorius is said to have settled into life at Pretoria’s maximum security Kgosi Mampuru II prison, where he could serve just 10 months before being released to house arrest.
In October, Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013, after mistaking her for an intruder and firing four bullets through a lavatory door.

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February 17, 2015 at 10:33 am

Oscar Pistorius Verdict: Watch

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September 13, 2014 at 12:10 am

Oscar Pistorius Takes the Stand in His Murder Trial

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http://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-live-here-oscar-pistorius-takes-the-stand-in-his-murder-trial-2/

South African Paralympics medalist Oscar Pistorius has pled not guilty to the 2013 murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in what South Africans are calling their “trial of the century.” He is expected to take the stand again today.

Pistorius is being tried for murder and three firearms-related charges. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years. His live-in girlfriend Steenkamp was found shot to death in the athlete’s home in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.

During the bail hearing, Pistorius claimed he mistook Steenkamp for a burglar who had climbed in through an unprotected bathroom window. He admitted to firing four shots through the door before realizing that it was Steenkamp behind the barrier. His testimony will likely reiterate these elements.

Prosecutors, on the other hand, allege that the couple got into a heated argument, causing Steenkamp to lock herself in the bathroom. They believe Pistorius then shot her through the door out of anger. This angle will certainly come up during cross-examination.

South African law does not require the accused to testify first, but it is seen as a show of confidence in his innocence before a jury.

Follow the trial;

Oscar Pistorius Trial Video Archive

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