South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was released on Monday evening from Kgosi Mampuru II prison and will serve his remaining sentence on house arrest in Pretoria. Pistorius’ release came a day earlier than expected.

The venue for Pistorius' house arrest in Pretoria is his uncle’s home, where he is expected to continue psychotherapy sessions as part of his parole. He will also be restricted from owning a gun. Aside from that, he is also required to do community service, BBC reports.

Pistorius had already served a year in prison since he was sentenced with five years of culpable homicide, or the equivalent to manslaughter, in October last year. He was accused of killing his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013.

Steenkamp was shot dead behind a closed bathroom door after Pistorius said he mistook her for an intruder. The prosecution has lodged an appeal for the decision to the Supreme Court. It is due to be heard on Nov. 3. Prosecutors say Pistorius should have been convicted of murder instead.

Steenkamp’s parents and family, meanwhile, think that Pistorius was able to get off easily. They still believe that their daughter was not accidentally shot to death and that Pistorius killed her on purpose.

Should the appeal from the prosecution be successful next month, Pistorius would be put back to prison and face a lengthy sentence.

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