Olympian Oscar Pistorius Loses Bid to Get Out of Prison Early After Murdering Girlfriend

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Oscar Pistorius was denied parole on Friday, forcing him to continue serving his murder sentence for the 2013 killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

The Paralympic gold medalist, 36, had hoped to be released from prison early. But at a closed-door hearing, a South African parole board found that Pistorius still poses a threat to public safety.

He will now have to wait another year before applying for parole again. Before the hearing started Friday, Steenkamp’s mother, June Steenkamp, told reporters that she was against Pistorius’ release.

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