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Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius is set to be released on probation on August 21, South African prison authorities say.

Oscar Pistorius, 28, will be released after serving 10 months in jail for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.

The double amputee athlete was jailed for five years in 2014 for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.

Reeva Steenkamp’s parents have said that the time he has served is “not enough for taking a life”.

A state appeal against Oscar Pistorius’ acquittal on murder charges is due in November.Oscar Pistorius to be released on probation

Under South African law, Oscar Pistorius is eligible for release under “correctional supervision” having served a sixth of his sentence.

The decision is likely to mean a spell under house arrest for Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar Pistorius shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp through a locked bathroom door at his Pretoria home, believing she was an intruder, he told his trial.

In March, a Johannesburg court blocked his legal team’s attempts to stop the prosecutors’ appeal.

State prosecutors say Oscar Pistorius should have been found guilty of murder – if convicted he could face a much more lengthy jail term.

Tania Koen, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp’s parents Barry and June, said that while the two had forgiven Oscar Pistorius, “ten months is not enough”.

“It also doesn’t send out the proper message and serve as the proper deterrent as the way it should.”


Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles court on August 13 for a progress report.

Judge James Brandlin reduced Chris Brown’s drug test requirement from three times to twice a week and said he’s been in compliance with his probation officer and cooperating with his therapist.

Chris Brown was on probation after he attacked pop singer Rihanna

Chris Brown was on probation after he attacked pop singer Rihanna (photo Getty Images)

The probation department asked that Chris Brown’s community labor requirement be bumped from three days a week to four, but Judge James Brandlin denied the request.

The 25-year-old rapper was jailed from mid-March until early June for violating his probation by getting into an altercation outside a Washington, D.C., hotel last year.

Chris Brown was on probation after he attacked pop singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, before the 2009 Grammy Awards.


Chris Brown has been arrested early Sunday (October 27), in Washington D.C. after a fight broke out near the W Hotel, police said.

Chris Brown, 24, was charged with felony assault in an incident that started just before 4:30 a.m., Washington D.C. police spokesman Paul Metcalf said Sunday morning.

Chris Hollosy, 35, also was arrested on felony assault charges, Paul Metcalf said. Police believe the two men were together during the incident but said they couldn’t confirm any relationship between the suspects.

“There was a physical altercation, which resulted in the victim sustaining injuries,” Paul Metcalf said. Chris Brown and Chris Hollosy were being held in police custody until Monday, Paul Metcalf said.

A man was injured in the fight and reportedly taken to a hospital, police said, but they did not identify him or give details on his injuries. It was not clear whether the victim was taken by ambulance or another vehicle. He had been released from the hospital as of early Sunday afternoon, Paul Metcalf said.

The felony charges in the case were based, in part, on the extent of the victim’s injuries, police said.

Chris Brown has been arrested in Washington D.C. after a fight broke out near the W Hotel

Chris Brown has been arrested in Washington D.C. after a fight broke out near the W Hotel

Chris Brown’s publicists and attorney, Mark Geragos, did not immediately respond to messages left early Sunday.

Thr rapper was in Washington D.C. to perform Saturday night at an event billed as a “Homecoming Weekend” party at a downtown club. Chris Brown tweeted about the party Saturday. Howard University spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said Sunday that the party was not sponsored by or affiliated with the school, which is celebrating its homecoming.

Chris Brown remains on probation for the 2009 beating of his on-off girlfriend Rihanna just before the Grammy Awards. He received five years’ probation and had remained out of trouble until earlier this year, when prosecutors accused the singer of failing to perform his community labor sentence as instructed. His probation was revoked briefly earlier this year after a hit-and-run incident, and he was given 1,000 more hours of community service to perform.

The rapper, who lives in Los Angeles and is originally from Virginia, has been involved in a number of incidents since the 2009 arrest. Chris Brown was initially sued for a nightclub brawl that allegedly erupted between his entourage and that of musician Drake, at the time believed to be a paramour of Rihanna.

Chris Brown also tussled with singer Frank Ocean and others after Ocean parked in Brown’s space at a recording studio in Los Angeles. Frank Ocean said he suffered an injured finger, but no charges were filed. A second man, Sha’keir Duarte, sued Chris Brown, claiming a concussion.

The singer’s arrest could prompt Los Angeles prosecutors to seek a revocation of his probation for the Rihanna beating and ask a judge to impose additional penalties on the singer, including time in jail or prison. Chris Brown is due back in court November 20 in Los Angeles to update a judge on his probation.

Steve Cron, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, said prosecutors and a judge may wait to see how the Washington case plays out before taking any action against Chris Brown.

“Just the fact that some guy says <<he hit me>> doesn’t mean he’s in violation” of his probation, Steve Cron said.

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Chris Brown is allegedly being charged with hit and run.

According to TMZ, Chris Brown, 24, has been hit with two criminal charges by the L.A. City Attorney.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred last month when Chris Brown allegedly rear-ended another driver but reportedly refused to give her his driver’s license or pass over correct insurance details.

The singer’s Range Rover reportedly inflicted “medium damage” on the Mercedes in Toluca Lake in May, according to a report from TMZ.

Chris Brown, who didn’t try and flee the scene, has more to lose than most as he’s still on probation for beating on and off girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009.

As well as reportedly being charged with hit and run, he has also been charged with driving without a license, claim TMZ.

Each charge carries a maximum of six months in jail, however the City Attorney is said to be intent on raising the incidents with the L.A. County D.A.

Chris Brown is allegedly being charged with hit and run

Chris Brown is allegedly being charged with hit and run

Chris Brown could be in violation of his parole and if he is found guilty he could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.

The singer on Tuesday spoke out about the reports on his Twitter account, calling the incident “ridiculous” and denying that he gave the other driver false details.

“It’s not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars).This is really ridiculous,” Chris Brown wrote.

“I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene.”

Chris Brown then accused the woman of trying to make money out of the incident.

“She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures,” he wrote.

“My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism!”

Chris Brown also updated his avatar on the social networking site, changing it to a picture of the Mercedes in question in an effort to prove that there was no damage done to the other car.

“Based on My profile pic is the pic I took of the  persons car after <<the hit and run>>. NO damage. Just a dirty car.once again, I gotta clear my name,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, on Monday it was claimed that Chris Brown did not harm a woman who accused him of assault at a nightclub, according to the establishment’s owner.

Deanna Gines, 24, alleges that Chris Brown pushed her to the ground while partying at Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California, on Saturday.

However, the club’s owners said they have reviewed security footage and insist Chris Brown has been wrongly accused.

“Based on the information which we have gathered from our security company, mall security, and other party goers which were at HEAT on Saturday night; It is apparent that the alleged incident regarding Chris Brown is false,” they said.


Lindsay Lohan appeared in court on Wednesday for a hearing relating to a lying to police and reckless driving over a car crash in June last year on Pacific Coast Highway.

Lindsay Lohan was told by Judge Stephanie Sautner that she could still be found in violation of her probation – even if a jury finds her not guilty.

Judge Stephanie Sautner set a trial date for next month, and dryly commented to Lindsay Lohan: “I’m glad to see you’re feeling better,” in reference to the actress almost not showing up on health grounds.

Lindsay Lohan, 26, confirmed that Mark Heller, her new lawyer, will represent her in the case, after cutting ties with long-time attorney Shawn Holley.

The actress hesitated when asked if she was comfortable with the change in legal representation – but agreed.

She is facing jail over claims she lied to police over a car crash in June last year on Pacific Coast Highway.

At the time Lindsay Lohan told police her assistant Gavin Doyle was driving her Porsche – but he later told police it was in fact Lindsay behind the wheel.

Lindsay Lohan, whose probation stemming from her 2011 jewellery theft case was formally revoked in December, has been told that even if jurors find her not guilty in the trial, she could still be found in violation of her probation, because the standard of proof is lower.

Essentially that means a jail term could still be on the cards.

Lindsay Lohan appeared in court on Wednesday for a hearing relating to a lying to police and reckless driving over a car crash in June last year on Pacific Coast Highway

Lindsay Lohan appeared in court on Wednesday for a hearing relating to a lying to police and reckless driving over a car crash in June last year on Pacific Coast Highway

New York lawyer Mark Heller attempted to court favor with the judge, asking her about her NYC link as a former detective in the Big Apple.

“That was in another life,” Stephanie Sautner fired back.

“Flattery does not get your anywhere in this court.”

Stephanie Sautner also revealed that she is retiring later this month – so will not be the judge in Lindsay Lohan’s trial.

“I’m retiring before the 1st March,” she said referring to Lindsay Lohan’s next hearing.

“Not that I planned it this way.”

The next hearing will be March 1, while the trial has been set for March 18.

Lindsay Lohan arrived seven minutes late for the hearing, turning up at 8:37 a.m. local time for her 8:30 a.m. hearing wearing a sleeveless black dress with keyhole detailing at the back and her hair up in a ponytail.

She looked deflated throughout proceedings as the legal teams discussed dates and scheduling.

A source previously said: “Mark believes he can get Lindsay acquitted of all criminal charges stemming from her car accident in Santa Monica last summer.

“Lindsay has convinced Mark that she never lied to cops when they asked her if she was driving the car that day.

“There was a plea bargain offer on the table for Lindsay to go to rehab for nine months, but she absolutely refused that. Mark won’t sign off on a deal that sends Lindsay to rehab for more than 60 days.”

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