Today: Wednesday, 21 February 2024 year

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius was granted bail Tuesday at 10,000 rand (about $688) by the High Court in Pretoria. His travel is restricted and need to remain within a radius of 20 km around the Waterkloof home of his uncle.

Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba said the former paralympian will be electronically monitored.

He can only leave the home between 7 a.m. and midday. Special permission is required from investigating officer if the murder convicted wants to leave outside the decided hours.

He would also hand over his passport and all travel documents. He is not allowed to apply for any new document until the matter is concluded.

In 2014 Pistorius was convicted of manslaughter and last week it was changed to murder.

In 2013, on Valentine’s Day, the double-amputee killed a law graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp.

Defense lawyer Roux however has confirmed they plan for appeal to the Constitutional Court of South Africa.