Oscar Pistorius, the world-renowned South African athlete, and Paralympian, was again denied parole by a South African court on Friday, March 31st, 2023. The parole board cited concerns over public safety as their primary reason for denying his release. This marks the second time Pistorius has been denied parole; he will have to wait at least one more year before being granted an opportunity to reapply.
Pistorius’ legal story started in 2014 when he was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. This event and the subsequent court case were covered by CBS’s “48 Hours” documentary, “Blade Runner: The Verdict”, which originally aired on September 12th, 2014. It is a gripping recount of this shocking trial and its aftermath.
The documentary features exclusive interviews with family members of both Pistorius and Steenkamp as well as key people involved in the case such as defense lawyers, prosecutors, and even Judge Thokozile Masipa herself. From the very beginning of the investigation to the final verdict handed down in September 2014, viewers are given an inside look into every step of this complex legal battle.
Whether you’re familiar with Oscar Pistorius’ story or not, it is well worth watching “Blade Runner: The Verdict” for its unique insight into this controversial trial and its implications for South Africa’s justice system. For those looking to gain a deeper understanding of this case and its lasting effects on our society today, don’t miss your chance to watch this captivating documentary available now on Pluto TV!