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South African prison shows former cell of Oscar Pistorius

01 December 2015, 16:40

Pretoria - The South African prison cell where Oscar Pistorius stayed for a year for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is furnished with a single mattress on a metal frame, a basin, a small cabinet and a barred window whose view is blocked by a metal screen on the outside.

Also read: US boy, 13, shot dead for stealing

Journalists got a look Tuesday at the former cell of the double-amputee Olympian during a tour of a maximum security prison in Pretoria.

Pistorius, 29, was convicted of manslaughter for shooting Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. He was released from jail on Oct. 19 after serving one year of a 5-year sentence and is under house arrest. An appeals court is preparing to rule on whether Pistorius should be convicted of the more serious charge of murder and sent back to prison.

- AP


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