Oscar Pistorius injured 'after falling out of bed in prison'


Prison nurses described Pistorius as "violent" and suggested that he may have been planning to overdose on the pills in a suicide attempt.

"The Department of Correctional Services can confirm that our management at Kgosi Mampuru Prison has been informed about this".

Before his sentencing on July 6, Pistorius told British broadcaster ITV that his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, would have wanted him to go free and dedicate his life to charity, not waste it behind bars.

He has already served one year in the jail.

He fired four shots through a locked toilet door, killing Ms Steenkamp. The first bullet hit her in the hip, while the second bullet pierced her right arm.

A Kalafong hospital representative at the casualty department who asked not to be named said she was working on Saturday throughout the day and remembers nothing out of the ordinary.

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But despite the sentence coming with a minimum recommendation of 15 years, Pistiorius - who had both legs amputated below the knee when he was a baby - was only given a six-year term.

Pistorius' brother, Carl Pistorius, tweeted Sunday that the disgraced athlete had "slipped in his cell and injured himself, nothing serious".

The 29-year-old athlete was given a five-year term for manslaughter and was found guilty of murder on appeal last December.

The former track star was taken back to his Pretoria prison cell on Saturday, and an investigation is underway, the official said.

Pistorius denied "speculations" of a suicide attempt, Wolela said. "As a policy we can not further discuss a particular offender's personal condition in the public domain‚" said Wolela.

Two wardens later revealed the convicted killer was found to have blades stashed in his cell. An inmate situated close to Pistorius in prison confirmed this saying he had injured himself. Pistorius and his coach said before Steenkamp's 2013 killing that they wanted to retire together at the Rio games.