Pistorius was sentenced to five years for killing his girlfriend

By Naja Rayne
Updated October 19, 2015 07:00 PM
Credit: Themba Hadebe/AP

Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been released from prison, according to multiple reports.

Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela confirmed that Pistorius, 28, was released and placed on house arrest after serving only one year of his five-year sentence, CNN reports.

Pistorius reportedly began serving time last October after he was convicted of shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp – a model and law school graduate – on Valentine's Day in 2013.

According to CNN, the former Olympic athlete said throughout his trial that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder when he shot her.

It's also reported that last week a South African parole board approved Pistorius' move to house arrest and correctional supervision for the next four years.

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