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Oscar Pistorius released from South African prison

After serving less than a year in a South African prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, sprinter Oscar Pistorius was released Monday.

His lawyer, Brian Webber, told NBC News Pistorius, 28, is now staying at his uncle's house under correctional supervision. He is serving a five-year term for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law school graduate, who was shot on Valentine's Day 2013; his defense argued during trial that Pistorius thought Steenkamp was an intruder. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide, a charge similar to manslaughter, and found not guilty of murder, and went to prison on Oct. 21, 2014.

Pistorius is a double-amputee known as the Blade Runner, and has been barred from competition by the International Paralympic Committee until his sentence is finished. A representative for Steenkamp's family told NBC News that whatever happens to Pistorius doesn't matter to them, because Reeva will never be coming back.