Oscar Pistorius' family criticized South African authorities on Tuesday for delays in deciding whether he should be released from jail and moved to house arrest, saying his rights were being 'undermined' because of the publicity surrounding his case.
Prosecutors pushing for a murder conviction against Oscar Pistorius filed papers at South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday, four days before the Olympic runner is expected to be released from prison and moved to house arrest.
Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison for good behaviour on Aug. 21 and go under house arrest after serving just 10 months for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South Africa's department of corrections said Monday.
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers failed Friday in their attempt to stop prosecutors from appealing the double-amputee athlete's negligent killing conviction and again seeking a murder verdict against him for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius' case will return to court next month after his lawyers said Tuesday they will challenge a judge's decision to allow prosecutors to appeal the Olympic runner's negligent killing conviction.